Nigel Ramsay

Software Engineer from Wellington, New Zealand

Driving to Whakapapa in a Nissan Leaf

17 January 2020

We are on our way to Whakapapa for a few nights. We have a 2017 Nissan Leaf with a 40 kWh battery, which is good for about 200 km of highway driving (loaded with 5 people and luggage).

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New electric van in NZ

18 August 2019

I was pleasantly surprised to see a new electric van available in New Zealand. It’s the EV 80 from LDV (a Chinese brand). Price $57,500 + ORC

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EV Q&A — If I go up a hill, do I gain power when I go down?

24 May 2019

The car’s motor will slow down the car when you take you foot off the accelerator, and the byproduct is electricity which flows back into the battery. Technically termed Regenerative Braking, or Regen, this happens automatically (and silently) while you drive. It’s not something you think about.

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