Saturday August 15, 2020

How I traded up to an electric future

With cars as with life, it’s a matter of trade-offs, and so far we are very happy with the choice we’ve made

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

@gnelis
10th March, 2019
Gillian Nelis charging her new Hyundai Kona EV: changing to an electric car resulted in significant savings in car tax and insurance premiums Pic: Fergal Phillips

The Skype message was a little grumpy. “I’ve just spent half an hour trying to unplug the bloody thing,” my husband wrote, after his first go at using the electric car charger that had just been installed outside our house. “I now know that it won’t let you do that unless you unlock the car first.”

I could have pointed out that reading the manual might have...

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