Hard to believe but I’m half way through my ecar trial – I’m not looking forward to giving it back.
My usage of the car has become pretty routine now. As I continually tell the numerous people who are still asking me about the car, it works for about 95% of my driving, probably more. I drove to Cork with the old car the week I got the ecar and halfway back I filled it with diesel. I haven’t put diesel in the old car since. I did have to use it once when I forgot to charge the ecar overnight. I’ve forgotten to charge it twice which could be an issue if you have a long journey planned. I haven’t got an electricity bill yet but I’m confident about the savings I calculated.
I’m still surprised at the level of interest from friends, colleagues and strangers. I’ve had two long conversations with guys who called to the door to sell me SKY Broadband (about the car, not about SKY) and I am being constantly cornered in the car park in work. People are pretty well informed but are interested in the cost (to buy and run), the range, how long it takes to charge and the number of charge points.
6 weeks to go!