is the book for anyone who is interested in owning an electric car and who wants to know more about them. If you want to know what an electric car is like to own, use and live with on a day to day basis, this book is for you.
The book has taken over three years to research and has been written with input from hundreds of people from all around the world.
From Bangalore to Paris, from Los Angeles to London, electric car owners have contributed their opinions and their experiences to help you make an informed choice about electric cars and whether they could be right for you.
As well as existing electric car owners, the author has talked to vehicle manufacturers, car designers and electric vehicle infrastructure specialists from around the world to discover the technology that makes up an electric car.
The author presents a balanced picture of the environmental impact of electric cars, working through hundreds of research documents, meeting with electricity producers, key people in the nuclear industry, environmental pressure groups, car manufacturers and petro-chemical companies to ascertain the benefits and detriments of different technologies.
The author has also carried out some real world tests himself, comparing two electric cars with two comparable combustion engine cars to see how they measure up in terms of environmental performance.