About the Author
Michael Boxwell is a car enthusiast. He has owned a number of rare and unusual vehicles over the years. These cars include a Pilgrim Bulldog, a 1963 Sunbeam Alpine Mk 3 GT, an ex-RAF 1940 Hartey Dingwell model 33 and most recently, a 1954 MG Magnette ZA.
He misspent his youth tinkering with cars and engines in his father's garage and driving racing cars around motor racing circuits.
Michael owns and uses electric vehicles himself on a daily basis. His current cars are a Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a G-Wiz and a prototype electric truck, with a TATA Indica Vista EV due to replace the Mitsubishi in early 2011. At time of writing, he also has a Nissan LEAF on order.
He has been an advocate for electric vehicles for many years. In the early 2000s he founded an electric bike retail business. This grew to become the largest independent electric bike retailer in the United Kingdom and was sold in 2005.
He purchased his first electric car in 2006 and founded the REVA/G-Wiz Electric Car Owners' Club the same year. The club is among the largest and most popular electric car owners' clubs in the world with over 1,000 members.
He has provided consultancy for a number of electric vehicle manufacturers and distributors and has travelled around the world visiting electric vehicle production lines and R&D departments.
He regularly speaks and writes about various aspects of electric vehicles and electric vehicle ownership and appears on television and radio talking about electric cars.