Nigel Ramsay

Wellington, New Zealand

Nigel Ramsay - Wellington, New Zealand

The purpose of this blog is to share about the topics I am passionate about.

I want to share about the things that my family are doing to reduce our impact on the climate and the environment around us. I hope that some of the changes we have made will spark your interest, and you too might seek to explore possibilities around what you can do.

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?

25 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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EV Q&A —Charging: do you need a special plug at home?

23 May 2019

Most people with electric cars (EVs) normally need to charge up the battery every 2 or 3 days. If you have a newer car with a larger battery, you might go a week without charging. If you drive longer distances in an older EV, you might need to charge daily.

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