EV use Research
8th May 2010 - We are starting a week of EV use research. We were contacted back in January via the G-Wiz Forums by a masters degree student at Durham. She is studying research into how an EV is used in the real world.
For the research she needs a diary for a week including all the electric car use. On the day it will consist of a 2 hour interview and we will also be taking her out for a drive in one of our electric cars.
This is the start of our week long diary.
Today is Saturday, a weekend with the family. We have several things to do today, including visiting the Herbert museum in Coventry and some shopping.
First journey is to the centre of Coventry 6 miles, we manage to park fairly close to the museum and town. The children had a great time in the museum, but at 4pm it closes, so time to head into town walking, as we are not far away.
We could not find what we wanted in town, so next visit one of the out of town retail parks 3.2 miles.
We have now managed to get everything we wanted, so time to head for home 8.7 miles.
Dinner time, we have decided to have a treat today of Fish and chips. Our nearest fish and chip shop is in the next village 2.3 miles. We arrived to find it is closed so onto the next one another 4 miles.
Then home only 3 miles.
In total today we have completed 28 miles, most of which has been in a city, village and main roads. This sort of driving is great for an Electric Vehicle.
No need to put the Mitsubishi i MiEV on charge tonight as we are not planning to go very far tonight.
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The 2011 Electric Car Guide
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For a taster, why not read the first chapter of the book.