I'm not particularly 'green', but have always had an interest in electric vehicles. Electric cars are wickedly expensive, and even tiny micro-electric cars can cost from £7000-12000.. For two decades a little two seater electric car has been seen whizzing around the London streets, called the Riva G-Wiz and although the older 'direct current' models can still be purchased for about £2-3000 my wife investigated their crash safety record and after seeing lots photos of G-Wiz remains, all flattened on road surfaces I was banned from getting one. But thirty years ago we used to scoot all over London on Sunday afternoons on a Vespa scooter which she didn't mind at all, and so when (last year) I saw an Indian make of 'vespa-like' electric scooter advertised on ebay I was given permission to make an offer for it. Its owner was the IT director of a London City corporation who had bought one to experiment with city commuting, but his wife had not liked him riding it and so there it was on ebay, only a year old and offered at half the showroom price with only 240 kms on the odometer.. A friend with a van took me to collect it and I've been riding it for several months now. When I got it home my wife agreed to be taken around the town on a test ride and when we returned she told me that 'Yes, I could take her on it when necessary'. We don't look quite the same picture on it together as we did thirty years ago, but as a second vehicle it is wonderful. Has anybody else entered the world of EVs or Hybrids, please?