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Orkney Islands of the Future | Fully Charged

May 20, 2015 - Activities

Orkney Islands and renewable electricity.

On the 17th April 2015 we had a special VIP visit to the Orkney islands as it is the place in the UK where renewables is leading the world !


Robert Llewellyn has produced this brilliant video, watch and enjoy !


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Orkney Islands and Electric Vehicles (EV’s)

May 4, 2015 - Activities

The rise of EV’s (Electric Vehicles) on the Orkney Islands

With Orkney producing 103% of all electricity in 2014 from renewables, then we have an ideal place to use EV’s

Yes Orkney could not use all the electricity it made in 2014, electric cars will soak up this excess energy thus removing a number of fossil fueled vehicles from the islands. Continue reading Orkney Islands and Electric Vehicles (EV’s).

Free Electric Charging Notice Card

April 24, 2015 - Activities, Electric Cars, Freebies

One of the most rewarding things about being an electric vehicle owner is being part of a group of drivers that look out for each other. But we have all arrived at an electric charging point before, to find a fully charged electric vehicle with no sign of the driver or when they will be back.

This has inspired us to create a new charging point notice card. This exclusive free download allows you to inform other electric vehicle owners when you will be back and / or your contact details.

Download the PDF and follow the instructions to create your very own charging point notice card.

Click here to download your free Electric Car Charging Notice

Free Electric Charging Notice

Nissan Leaf Trip completed 649.7 miles

April 6, 2015 - Activities

EV Trip completed 649.7 miles in 15 hours


Yes I did it ! from Chelmsford in Essex in an all electric Nissan Leaf  to Aberdeen docks ready to arrive onto Orkney.

Never ran out of electrons , never needed a tow , just a little forward planning was all that was required  and I even got myself lost a few times, that’s how relaxed I was.

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A 444 mile EV road trip

March 27, 2015 - Activities

Planning a 444 mile EV road trip !


So the time has come folks for me to test out the rapid charging infrastructure in the UK with an EV road trip.

Inspired by Mr Robert Llewellyn who did London to Edinburgh in Jan 2014 in a Nissan Leaf, I’m ready for the challenge !

On Tuesday the 31st March I will set out from Leicester to deliver a Citroen C-zero to a London customer.

This is a distance of 98 miles , easy in an EV with just 1 rapid charge stop required to make it comfortably.

I then plan to then collect a Nissan Leaf from Chelmsford and return to Leicestershire, a total of 128 miles, again easy with 2 rapid charges along the M1 corridor.20150327_180234

The real test begins

After an overnight stay at my Continue reading A 444 mile EV road trip.

Electric Vehicle show

February 19, 2015 - Activities

Orkney Electric Vehicle show

We’re getting really excited here on the beautiful Islands of Orkney about an Electric vehicle show.

WHY ? I hear you ask !

Well on April the 17th 2015 we have EV advocate and all round nice guy Mr Robert Llewellyn visiting Orkney for an Orkney EV show.

 Mr Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn '14 ev car show Orkney

As part of his brilliant you tube channel ‘Fully Charged’ Robert is traveling up to Aberdeen from Oxford in a BMW i8 Hybrid & then thanks to support from Northlink ferries, he arrives on Orkney.

Robert’s had an Orkney visit on his ‘must do list’ for a while as he keeps reading of all the great renewable things happening on Orkney.

Friday morning we will showcase Orkney to Robert and capture for his program all the renewable developments that have resulted in 104% of all electricity in 2014 being from renewables.


Yes Orkney could not use all the electricity it made in 2014, electric cars will soak up this excess energy thus removing a number of fossil fueled vehicles from the islands

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Mitsubishi phev outlander review

January 29, 2015 - Activities

Outlander road tripIMG_5969

This week Ive been driving the great Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

“What is that ?” PHEV stands for Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

This is the worlds first PHEV 4×4 and I’m very impressed with it.

It is powered by wind ,but more about that later !

So lets get started with my mitsubishi phev outlander review.

First it has a EV range of 30 miles , then the 2.0 petrol engine will power the wheels and also charge the battery if required. Like a Prius with the engine ‘on’ it cuts in and out as and when the power is needed ,seamlessly.

Continue reading Mitsubishi phev outlander review.

What Eco-Cars have been up to

October 3, 2014 - Activities, New Electric Cars

Sales Of ev’s continues to rise. Eco cars is a business set up 10 years ago to specialize in eco friendly ,lpg and hybrid vehicles, and more recently 100% electric cars and vans. We now have more inquires for EV’s than any other vehicles.

Last Month with the help of Nissan and fleetdrive , we took a Nissan Leaf to the Orkney Islands for a week of free test drives. The response was amazing with 63 test drives in 6 days completed…and the Leaf was sold that week too to an Islander ! Continue reading What Eco-Cars have been up to.

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