It all started so simply. Making my regular visit to the community, seeing the alert for a new direct message, and there was
So I said yes. The right answer! A weekend became a month!! I must have been very very good…
So yesterday a box arrived. Inside a long lead with a 13amp plug on one end. Then this afternoon I'm at the front door and I hear a gentle sound, a quiet squishing. What could it be? You've guessed! A brand new Renault Zoe designed to fit on the end of the lead.
A nice man told me all sorts of things about it, some of which I remember, then I asked him how he was getting back now he'd handed over the car?
That's how, surreally, my first-ever drive in an electric vehicle took me to never-before-seen parts of a giant former US airbase where I resisted all temptation to audition for an EV special edition of Top Gear.
So what do I have to do to justify this early Christmas present?
Apparently tell you what it's like having an EV for the first time, and answer any questions you might have. So fire away... and I'll keep anyone who's interested up-to-date with my experience. After all, apparently we'll all have to have one sometime.
Meanwhile I'll go and find out how I know when it's charged…