Greenstream Publishing has released a new edition of the indispensable guide to choosing and and owning an electric car, written by Michael Boxwell, a former managing director of a leading electric car supplier, long time electric car enthusiast and bestselling author of The Solar Electricity Handbook (Greenstream Publishing, 2014). The title is priced at $17.99/£14.99 and available from all major retailers.
The only book of its kind currently on the market, The Electric Car Guide has been significantly updated for 2015. Issues covered by this book include the practical implications of owning and driving electric cars; the purchasing and running costs involved; detailed descriptions of the various car models available; and a guide to buying used electric cars. It also explores the environmental implications and includes some unique ‘real world' fuel economy figures compared with those for cars with combustion engines. With a foreword by electric car enthusiast, comic actor and presenter Robert Llewellyn, and interactive links to the author's website, the book is an indispensable guide to anyone interested in owning an electric car.
"The book also look at the environmental benefits of electric cars, contains a directory of all the electric cars you can buy today and contains testimonies from other electric car owners", Michael adds.
The electric car market has seen huge expansion in recent years, following the success of such models as the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 and every major car manufacturer across the globe either has a model in production or is developing one, such as the hotly anticipated Kia Soul EV. Tesla, manufacturers of the iconic Roadster and the Model S, are soon to launch the Model X, as well as open a string of stores across the UK. With ranges improving, prices decreasing and design becoming ever more innovative, electric cars are entering the mainstream. Idan Ofer, recently talking on Bloomberg Business Week, described 2015 as the tipping point for the electric car industry, claiming that EVs will ‘change the world'. The publication of The Electric Car Guide therefore could not be timelier.
Motoring writer Michael Boxwell is a best-selling environmental and technology author and speaker. He has been a passionate advocate of electric vehicles for some years and founded a company that became the UK's largest independent electric bike retailer. He bought his first electric car in 2006 and has been driving electric ever since.