Nissan is continuing its dominance in the EV market by adding its latest e-Power drivetrain technology to a new Japanese model, the Note Aura. They call it a premium compact car but it’s effectively a smaller version of the all-electric Nissan Ariya SUV with the latest “series hybrid” technology.
Electric vehicles are not new – it is just now, or at least the past ten-plus years – that they have become a thing. Here is a nostalgia trip for those a bit older, and a weird but interesting fact for the younger generations. In the old days, they used to deliver your milk to your door early in the morning – 4 – 5h o’clock. They did this using a milk float, a small electric trolley thing with a driver/delivery guy. You put your glass milk bottles next to the front door, with cash or plastic tokens them for what you wanted. The guy on the float would replace your empty bottles with fresh milk (and/or cream) according to the tokens you left with the empties. The reason the float was electric had nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with not waking up the milk company’s customers.