I'm not an eco warrior I drive an Ampera to save money and because I love the car. I am actually a petrol head and I keep a Lotus in the garage for weekends. So the sun came out this weekend and not wanting to waste what was likely to be the last sunny day of the year I fired up the Elan. Only a mile down the road I made the mother of all mistakes (please do not press me further, I shall go to my grave keeping this particular mistake to myself). My Beloved Elan is imobilised at the side of the road. I can resolve the problem myself but not until I can get the car home and I realy didn't want to call out a recovery wagon to transport me just 1 mile. So I pop home and get my other love, my Ampera, and return to the scene of the event. Now the Ampera doesn't even have a tow iron so I had to loop my tow rope around the rear sub frame before hooking it onto my Elan. My daughter sits at the wheel of the Elan with virtually no steering or brakes and I pray she doesn't go into the back of me. We pull away gently and I creep the single mile back to my garage at about 20mph. To be honest the Ampera felt fine and it never seemed to be a stretch for her but from a full charge towing for 1 mile depleted my battery by 9 miles!