Thought of the Day: Leading by Example (Nikki, April 14, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from Friday on city EVs and asks if politicians should be leading by example and driving electric cars?

Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the Transport Evolved universe. Every weekday, Nikki and Mark will take it in turns to explore a story that catches our eye, developing a back and forth conversation between Transport Evolved’s two regular hosts.

As with our Quick Charge series, our Thought of the Day will be recorded very simply on a single smartphone, but then quickly edited together using the jump cut edit style popular with many YouTube vlogs. We think this style complements our other shows and offers us a different way to share our thoughts with you, our readers and viewers.

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  • Richard Glover

    There are web sites that firstly let you know who is your MP and then facilitate contacting them.nSo email your MP and invite them for a drive in your car. They probably won’t take up your offer however what is good about writing to them is that you always get a reply, so you know you have at least have had your say.

  • Richard Glover

    Did just that, sent emails to MP, local councilors, district councilor, all my MEP.nOne proper reply already from aid declining offer but with positive responce, plus two auto replies.nkeep you posted

  • Dennis Pascual

    I’m proud that my Representative in the US House of Representatives, Alan Lowenthal was a GM EV1 driver ( and was on Who Killed the Electric Car. I don’t know if he still drives an EV.nnHis ex-wife Bonnie ( is also very pro-EV. nnnnIn fact both of them have helped with the California Rebate and HOV benefits in their own ways.

  • Richard Glover

    Of the 11 contacted, 6 have acknowledged so far but no one has accepted my over of a drive around the heart of Maldon Essex UK.nkeep you posted