Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters

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I missed the article about driving the Tesla (Road to zero: Has the electric revolution really arrived? We test-drive the future, 28 August; Letters, 1 August) as I was driving a Nissan Leaf from Northumberland to Dorset and back. I very much enjoyed it and wish to thank Ecotricity for the rapid charging stations. I drove in stages of about 100 miles with 45-minute stops for recharging the car and as the Nissan system, Chademo, is Japanese for “have a cup of tea”, doing that as well. I found working charging stations at each point where I called in and did not have to wait for others. Just thought you might like to know.
Fenwick Kirton-Darling
Hexham, Northumberland

• Clockwork cars may be a wind-up for some (Letters, 6 August), but here in North Yorkshire they are for real. We spotted a VW Beetle with a huge clockwork winding key sticking out of the boot outside our village shop. And it works!
Susan Gregory
Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire

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Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters