As a former sceptic and "borderline hater," Birtwell said that he wasn't always a lover of electric cars.

Because the vehicle lacked soul, Birtwell claimed, he would never get behind the wheel if he couldn't hear


the rumbling of a V8 or the roar from an inline 4 turbo. Little did I realise how wrong I was until I was sitting down.

One worry he formerly had and frequently hears from people 

today is how to get acclimated to driving without a petrol station every five minutes,

a condition known as "range anxiety."

Running out of gas has not been a problem for Birtwell's car, but he

"After the occurrence, the amount of discourse instantly increases,