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Nissan Leaf journey | Wind-up VW Beetle | Carlisle’s appeal to students | Dogs’ names | Letters threads combined

I missed the article about driving the Tesla (Road to zero: Has the electric revolution really arrived? We test-drive the future, 28 August; Letters, 1 August) as I was driving a Nissan Leaf from Northumberland to Dorset and back. I very much enjoyed it and wish to thank Ecotricity for the rapid charging stations. I drove in stages of about 100 miles with 45-minute stops for recharging the car and as the Nissan system, Chademo, is Japanese for “have a cup of tea”, doing that as well. I found working charging stations at each point where I called in and did not have to wait for others. Just thought you might like to know.
Fenwick Kirton-Darling
Hexham, Northumberland

• Clockwork cars may be a wind-up for some (Letters, 6 August), but here in North Yorkshire they are for real. We spotted a VW Beetle with a huge clockwork winding key sticking out of the boot outside our village shop. And it works!
Susan Gregory
Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire Continue reading...

Tags: Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars, Travel and transport, Self-driving cars, Motoring, Technology, Ethical and green living, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environment, Carlisle, UK news, Higher education, Education, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Life and style, Denis Healey, Polit


Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters was originally published by Cars | The Guardian. Read the full story by clicking here.

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