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Pedestrians Beware

How do you make a silent engine louder? Click on the image to view video.

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Driving Range

So what’s the real range of this car? Click on the image to view video.

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Traffic wardens

I’m struggling to come to terms with the idea that you can park for free in central London with this car. You’ll understand what I mean if you’ve ever had an altercation with a traffic warden here. Due to the terrorist attacks, there were 50,000 extra cyclists on the roads last Thursday, some of whom looked decidedly wobbly. I ‘ve also heard that the second hand value on these cars is appreciating…perhaps there is an ev future after all. Click on the image to view video.

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Vlogging

Videoblogging

A few of the readers from EV World have shown an interest in starting a vlog so I thought I’d let you know what I know. The best place to start is at Freevlog. They will guide you through the process of starting to vlog with a series of really informative films. The other great place to look is at videoblogging.info which is a good resource. It’s also worth checking out a few of the vloggers that make it look really simple. Try Steve Garfield over in the States and 29Fragiledays for another UK Vlogger. Happy Vlogging!

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Unlock it,unplug it…

Before I can drive the car I need to give it some juice. I’ve forgotten to put the parking permit into the car and I’ll have a parking ticket before you know it. There is a strict order of events for charging the car. I just need to unlock it, unplug it, put the parking permit in, lock it, plug it in… and don’t set the blowers off. Click on the image to view video

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It’s arrived!

5 months waiting and the car is finally here. They come off the ship, are taken to a base where the car is registered and the road tax is applied for (no charge for road tax on electric vehicles).  Then it’s delivered. Apologies for the wobbly cam – think I was a bit overexcited!  Click on the image to view video.

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Congested charges pt 2

So, I got there in the end. Seems as though it can happen over the phone…Alternative fuel technologies and call centres don’t always mix. By the way they put the charge up to £8 per day yesterday. Click on the image to view video.

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Congestion Charge G Wiz Our Electric Car

Congested charges

So I’m having trouble already… Congestion charging is a scheme where we all pay £5 per day to enter central London unless we drive an alternative fuel vehicle. They didnt seem keen to accept that I can arrange this over the phone. Click on the image to view video

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Yer Tiz

A brief look at the car from Bangalore. Click on the image to view video

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Travelling by Tube

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Is this the end of tube travel..

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Vlogging

Our Electric Car

I’m buying an electric car and i’m planning to share the experience of ownership in a vlog. This vlog will chart the purchase and running of an electric car day to day in central London.

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Web/Tech

Google readying Web-only video search

Great news for vloggers, within the next two months Google is expected to unveil a search engine for Web-only video this summer that will let people preview media clips from its Web site.

Although the drive behind the video search facility is advertising revenue and payment for viewing videos online, the implications for those producing free video content and distributing is via blogs is huge. Just like blogs have changed the balance of power between the journalists, marketers and PR wonks and the audience of bloggers and their readers, I believe something similar can be done with video blogging.

But first let’s do vlogging for entertainment and fun.