How can I charge my Electric Car

251736_Kona Electric Highlander - 03Finding a charging station for your electric car can be tricky.  David Brown has been driving an electric Hyundai and he learnt some lessons on how to survive.

I have been driving the Hyundai Kona electric vehicle.  Like our colleague Rob Fraser I think it is one of the best electric cars around. Not the least because of its range of 449km that is achievable

But the previous driver had failed to put the charging cable back.

I ran into problems at various shopping centres with chargers not working, and the wrong connecting plug.

Ah ha you might say – electric cars will never work

They are working quite well for some and we will learn from the experiences and we will get better.

The Kona is still expensive at $60,000 to 64,500 plus on roads.

But the future is looking cleaner and brighter.

About David Brown 343 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto