About me

Gavin Shoebridge

That’s me!

I’ve been fascinated with electric cars since I was a boy, with this fascination even leading me to convert a (dead) 1987 Mitsubishi Tredia to run on electricity!

Ever since that night in 2007 when I took my electric car for its first (illegal) trial-run I was sold on them: my obsession would never let go.

But after many thousands of happy kilometres driving my electric car, rust got the better of it and we fell upon hard times. We were caught up in the 2008 economic meltdown. We couldn’t afford to fix it, so we sold its electric components and we packed up and left New Zealand to … Slovakia?

Yes, we headed to my now ex-wife’s country, right in the heart of Europe, in search of new adventures. Something was always missing however. Ever since I dismantled my converted-to-electric vehicle, I’d been yearning for another one. I planned to convert another car to electricity here in Slovakia but that idea failed due to a dazzling display of Communistic bureaucracy in its full splendour. So, with a conversion out of the way, saving up to buy a factory-built electric car was my only option.

So I saved. And I saved. And saved. For more than a year and a half. And then, when I least expected it, I bought one and started a whole new chapter of electric car adventures.

Unfortunately, I caught my wife cheating in 2017, so I showed her the door, packed up, and headed home to New Zealand, where I’m now looking for fresh new adventures. So, stick around and enjoy the ride!