When Oasis sang, She’s electric they probably didn’t think they’d see me gliding around town in the eerie silence that an electric car provides! The Nissan LEAF is a fabulous bit of kit that runs entirely on electricity.
The timing couldn’t really be better given the tanker drivers proposed strike and the 1970’s Oil Crisis style run on the pumps. It’s like the Government and Unite trade union members working for Wincanton, DHL, BP, Hoyer, J W Suckling, Norbert Dentressangle and Turners have conspired together to show me how flexible an electric car can actually be.
So what is the Big Turn On about then? A bunch of us bloggers are going to be driving around in Nissan LEAF’s, seeing for ourselves how practical it actually is to use an electric car. The range is around 109 miles, and a fast charge can give you 80% range in about 20 minutes, and we’re going to be seeing whether that restricts our normal motoring. You can vote for me in the competition to actually win one on the button on the side or visit the Big Turn On site to vote and find out more about the LEAF
As you can see from the video below, Fifi and I went on a truly epic quest!