Electric Car – Day 3…

Day 3

The car had 93 miles available following a full overnight charge. I took a bit of a diversion driving out on some country roads clocking up about 30 extra miles comfortably knowing I had the availability. About 10 miles from home a ‘battery charge low’ warning indicated at 16 miles left so that still gives pretty good range.

One annoying trait which can be fixed with a change of habit is that once the vehicle is turned off the windows cannot be put up. So a couple of occasions I had to restart the car after parking to put up the windows. But by park up number three I had got into the through process of windows up then switch off.

Once again the children have found another awesome function while playing ‘what does this button do!’ As the vehicle re-harvests energy through braking there is a further ‘EcoMode’ button which applies small amount of brake pressure throughout the entire journey and enhances the re-harvesting. Great for saving more energy.

I was asking for directions from a pedestrian today, a chap of about 60. He said ‘”Oooh, is this an electric car?” “Yes, its my third day, and I love it” was my reply. “Wow, it’s the first one I’ve seen. It doesn’t make any noise!” he said admiringly. I also heard a teenager in his school uniform shout ‘Hey look, an electric car!” I felt quite proud!

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