Charging a Nissan Leaf On 110V-120V (L1) – Is it Practical?

An electric car charging up, with "240V~" and "110V~" printed on the label.

As electric vehicles have grown in popularity in recent years, the Nissan Leaf has emerged as one of the most popular models. One of the top things people think and worry about when purchasing or making the switch to an electric car is charging. There are many options available for those looking to “go electric.” … Read more

Do Electric Cars Need Transmission Fluid (Or Even Have A Transmission)?

Transmission/gearing mechanism from a conventional car, via FreeImages

When talking about electric cars, people sometimes ask if the transmission fluid needs changing – or even if the EV has transmission fluid or a transmission mechanism, hence this article aims to clear up this confusion. Recap of Transmissions/Transmission Fluid Before looking at EVs, we’ll briefly recap on the purpose of transmissions/gears in a conventional, gasoline-fuelled car. … Read more

Tesla Supercharger Network: With All The Latest Info

Telsa Model S charging at Delaware Welcome Center, thanks to

In addition to their innovative cars, a big advantage with Tesla is access to their electric car supercharger network. Right now, Tesla have 1,441 supercharger stations around the World – with 12,888 actual superchargers. Their fairly exclusive charging network allows Tesla owners to easily charge up their car, instead of battling with all other EV … Read more

Will Electric Cars Ever Come Down In Price?

Graph from showing that 2024-2025 will be the point when EVs are cheaper than gas cars

When looking at new (and used) car prices, you will probably have noticed that electric cars are more expensive than an equivalent gasoline car: sometimes much more expensive. A good example of this is the Hyundai Kona SE, with the gas version retailing at £18,200.00 in the UK ($19,990 in America), whilst the Kona Electric … Read more

Are There Budget Electric Cars That The Working Class Can Afford?

Used Nissan Leaf Acenta, from

Electric cars have some brilliant features, lower maintenance costs, lower running costs and are much better for the environment than gasoline-powered cars. It’s no wonder that they have, therefore, piqued the public’s interest and more people than ever are interested in buying them. Unfortunately the upfront cost of an EV is still quite high: prohibitively … Read more