Electric Cars – the debate

  So the Government have announced that from 2040 all manufactured cars must be electric. This is not meant to be a political blog but a dicussion on the practicalities of heading towards 100% electric. 

 Now obviously there are many positives to an electic vehicle. Lack of emissions, quiet and cheaper (to run). So if you are thinking green then there surely is no argument. Or is there? The emissions of a diesel car alone have been very much in the news over the last few years.

 For example the negativity brought about by some vehicle manufacturers creating false readings and causing loss of faith in certain brands. Plus changing emissions regulations on MOTs.

 So why not go electric? Sounds simple yes? Well maybe not exactly….

 Imagine a new world in 2045. You jump in your electric car to go 20 miles to work, work all day then 20 miles home. In the evening you decide to visit friends get back late and fall into bed, ready for another day tomorrow. What about the car! Did you plug into to charge it. Uh! Oh! The boss will be furious when you arrive late.

 The thing is there are 12 other cars in your street and only 1 charger. Will every street have chargers? Will you have to wait for one to be free? What will the cost be?

 On a national scale, how will the national grid cope. We are told it is at capacity now in 2017. Plus we’ll need to create more electricity! Not exactly a green process is it. 

 From a practical point of view, there will need to be much improvement in the battery capacity of vehicles for longer journeys. Currently from Cornwall you would get to about Exeter. Now I know what you’re thinking, “why do I want to leave beautiful Cornwall”. But then again we do don’t we. So how are we going to do this? What about trains? coaches? planes? An electric plane. Now that would be green, but yet to be seen. 

 Basically are we to have queues on roads waiting for chargers, will breakdown (electric) trucks bring you a fully charged battery or how will it work? 

 Now you may think that we would be negative. After all how will a chauffeur company manage. A four hour drive will become maybe seven or more, with stops to boost electric. However we are honestly not worried. I seriously don’t think this has been thought through well enough. 

 Actually 2040 may seem a long way off. However it really isn’t that far off. We won’t be out buying electric quite yet. We will require much more progress in reliability (length of journey between charges) and more importantly comfort. 

 We wouldn’t deny the need to be green but the overall cost has to be more fully examined. So before you go scrapping (a very ungreen practice on mass) your car. Think! No-one will want your car because no-one will need the parts. Diesel will spill into the soil and sea polluting everything. Scrap metal will pile up. Fumes let off into the environment. 

 So in conclusion, electric cars are”green”, the policy to change ALL vehicles to electric in 2040 is not only very ungreen it is almost toxic. 

 Lets keep britain clean while aiming for “green” 
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Poldark – with a little “finesse”


So who can’t wait to see series 3 of the amazing Mammoth BBC production of “Poldark”. Since it first hit the screens, we have been captivated by the stories as they unfold. Or for some of us the draw to Poldark has been the wonderful Aidan Turner. I know many women that now have a new appreciation for the art of sything. 

Having had the opportunity to not only meet but chauffeur the main cast, we can attest to the fact that they are all wonderful down to earth people. 

As we know the wonderful Barley aka Garrick played an important role, as Demelza’s dog. We also had the pleasure of meeting other dogs on set. Something we loved as we provide dog friendly travel.

http://dogfriendlycornwall.net/dog-friendly-poldark-sighseeing-tour/
We can give you a truly unique Poldark Tour. At £250 (for up to 6 people) a great price and an experience not to be missed. 

Finesse Chauffeurs are fully licenced and insured by Cornwall Council as required by law. All drivers are DBS checked and are able to provide a luxury tour suitable for you and your guests. 

Finesse Chauffeurs, tours arranged for you.

http://www.finessechauffeurs.co.uk/cornish-tours/

https://www.visitcornwall.com/things-to-do/activities/film-and-literature/doc-martin/finesse-chauffeurs

  

All of Finesse Chauffeurs tours (and prices) include travel in the luxury chauffeur driven air conditioned Mercedes fleet. Every chauffeur arrives to you in plenty of time, suited in an immaculate car. Complimentary mineral water and snacks available in every vehicle. Free Wi-Fi access, USB ports and charger leads in vehicles. 

Other tours examples include;
• Activities / Walking
• Doc Martin
• Historical Houses
• Luxury Retreat
• Gardens of Interest
• Food and Drink
• Dog-friendly
• Bespoke

£140 per half day / £250 full day (per vehicle seating 1- 6 people)

Trust your gut instinct

Now we all know there are times when our judgement in both our personal and business lives are put to the test. After all, we have all had those phone calls from people who are not what they seem to be. Or those asking us to log onto our computers to rectify a problem. We all want to trust others and no blame is held on those who fall foul of those wishing to cause financial and emotional distress. Also we do not want to close off to great alliances and friendships that come from trusting people.

However sometimes you get that nagging feeling that things aren’t right. My message is do some research, ask about. Basically get feedback on whether someone’s intentions are good. We have all, I’m sure, had people who win us over with a smile, stories and promises. 

Your business, just like your personal life, is precious. Built up with hard work. Don’t let someone fool you. 

Remember:  If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Of course, many companies wouldn’t have made it off the starting block without some gambles and risk taking. Just remember though,

TRUST YOUR GUT INSTINCT 

The Doc is back in town

Doc Martin

Our clients today were blessed during their visit to Port Isaac (Port Wenn) to get an appointment, well a walk by from the wonderful Martin Clunes (aka “Doc Martin”). Great to see him, when not on camera, with his wonderful smile, unlike his character and counterpart. Especially as Martin Clunes is open for a photo opportunity and a chat between filming.

We have been blessed in the wonderful weather that Cornwall has had over the last couple of days. So who knows, when the episodes air, maybe the Doc will have something to smile about too.

Despite everything you can’t help but think the Doc is a nice guy who, when he does show his soft side then everyone is a winner.

Doc Martin is just one of many wonderful TV programmes, Dramas and Films that are made in Cornwall every year. So why not take the opportunity to come on holiday here. Come on a tour with us and you never know who we might meet next?! ……………

 

Nicola Hollis