Snaps of the #London – #Brighton – #London #EV #roadtrip

April 16th, 2013 Comments Off on Snaps of the #London – #Brighton – #London #EV #roadtrip

Once Upon Sunday,

We decided to head to BrightonRenault Zoe wins RAC Future Car Challenge. Read more ... ». Now, being all electric*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » and so forth, importance of the full charge*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » rang the bell. A tad bit late. By timeMercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... » we got out the house at some 102016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... ».15am on Sunday 19c beautiful morning (its a rare treat) in the North London*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » location136 Tonnes Co2 Saved!: Electric Cars Clock 500,000 Miles On Electric Highway Over One Year Period. Read more ... », only there and then i realised the small importance of …”75%” charge. Well, there is no time to fret, we have a Road TripNice one: Peter Boyall's Road #evRoadTrip - Glasgow to Peterborough by LEAF. Read more ... » to look forward to (pls gd, don’t let me get stranded)

And so we set off.
I routed the most sensible route with many potential charging*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » locations along such a route (thanks london), with nothing else but iPhone 5First carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... » nagivation systemMercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... », zap-map previewed earlier and precious lifeNot Surprised: Electric vehicles will travel much further than drivers expect, study finds. Read more ... » experiences learned to help me get through this.

Naturally I leftFrom Across the Pond: Is wireless the future of EV charging?. Read more ... » house with 75%charge and profile telling me i have 41miles i can cover (i was sure hoping it was because of my car*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... »-hammering shenanigans the evening before). I had 38 odd milesOn Hold: London to Amsterdam by #EV #electricCar #green "Proof of Concept". Oh Brave #evMeerkatTrip Leg 1&2. Read more ... » to cover to read the “pit-Stop” destination – Clacket Lane#charged (83%) in 18mins (from 7%) at Clacket Lane. Driven to N Finchley. 47mile #trip - 15 miles showing left http://t.co/XS2Fqi3a7u. Read more ... » ServicesNice one: Peter Boyall's Road #evRoadTrip - Glasgow to Peterborough by LEAF. Read more ... »Rapid*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » Charging FacilityFirst electric vehicle charging point for Bute. Read more ... ».

When i arrived, i had some around 4Dropped Crawley Council an email regarding the charging points, lack of, in the area.. Read more ... » bars(1Extra charging points for electric vehicles in Fife. Read more ... »/4) of batteryElectric Car Nissan #LEAF for 199+vat/month Special Offer. Read more ... » left if my memory serves right, and 16Electric car for under £13,000: Renault #Zoe #EV option in 2013. Read more ... » miles on the clock to go. Thanks to my careful drivingElectric Car Nissan #LEAF for 199+vat/month Special Offer. Read more ... »? It better be! I averaged 55-60 on M25Wireless charging could make an electrified M25 a real possibility. Read more ... » and 40 on A roads to ensure I’m not the hinderance to others, while still being vary of my insensible home#vauxhall #ampera #electricVehicle #review - Finally had a Test Drive of this "legendary" #ev. My Thoughts on it.... Read more ... » departure with depleted battery.

All gone well.

I charged to 81% being considerate about battery recommended charge cycles. I know, i crept over – Engenie Charging Facility only offers minutes or KhW charge delivery. thats it. no limits it seems.

61 Miles showing now. 81 charged. 18Here's Everything We Know About Volkswagen's (Not So!) "First" Electric Car. Read more ... » minutes of charging.

Next Stop – Brighton.

We cruised down M25/M23, and traffic"What it's like riding in a million-dollar autonomous Nissan" (yes, it is self driving). Read more ... » of course – its always welcome, since its offers reasonable steady speedRenault Zoe EV on sale June in UK from £13,650. Read more ... » especially in uphill terrain. GoodWhatCar? : Group test - BMW i3 vs Volkswagen e-Golf. Read more ... » Energy preservation/consumptionMercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... » and means i stay within ‘ECOTrip One: Southend-on-sea. EV Conquered. Read more ... »’ mark on my performanceElectric Car Nissan #LEAF for 199+vat/month Special Offer. Read more ... » meter.

Beatufiul WeatherWhere is solar ev car roof charging options when they can help.... Read more ... ».18c. Dry. 37 miles? I suppose so. Great DriveLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... ». Averaged 55MPH again. Arrived with 16 miles spare!

Snags? One. Its Brighton Marathon DayAn #EV Drive to [The #EV hole of] Essex... for the very last time [READ]. Read more ... ». Roads closure, no parkingWireless charging could make an electrified M25 a real possibility. Read more ... » in sight in remaining roads, – never mind charging. Did a few circles within traffic ridden town to find another spot promptly filled up as well. Baaah.. few more circles in slow*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » traffic infested roads and NCPExtremely unimpressed with the only few #ev charging locations in central London being in extortionate car parks at £5/hour. Read more ... » – thank you, yet no thank you for £4/H parking! Anyway, thats my personal issueThe Sorry State of SourceLondon Charging Network but Uptime is reported to improve soon.. Read more ... » and i will dealGood News Hampshire: Electric cars get six new charge points (& hopefully more) thanks to £315K UK Grant. Read more ... » with it.

However on face value. Brighton Offers meant to offerElectric-only Opel Ampera: Charged up and almost ready to go. Read more ... » quite a few parking+charging locations. Only if you get to them. On the day like… Brighton Marathon Day – it simply wasn’t meant to be. I was content, as long"What it's like riding in a million-dollar autonomous Nissan" (yes, it is self driving). Read more ... » as i charging. Good newsSuper fast electric car chargers to come to Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh in Cotswolds. Read more ... ». All works!

How long did i charge? well, i found parking by 15Erm, good luck: Southern goes electric – encouraging car park users to plug in while they take the train. Read more ... ».05 – thats when i plugged in – and we left 18.00. I eventually had 72013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... » miles left and a flashing 1 bar, talk about nerves of Steel!! so 3Nissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... » hours you’d think… right? enough? I WILL surprise you.

Yes. 3 hours later. i was charged some 55+% and it showed me 42 miles potential. Impressive!

Knowing the traffic it would get to, to get outside the cityMichael Vaughan chooses Ampera. Read more ... » back onto M23, we hastily left, and paid the incredibly expensive 3 hourChinese e-cars to turn London cabs green: Boris-backed deal will see 50 electric minicabs hit the capital's streets. Read more ... » parking of £13The Future is bright & Electric: Govt to fund UK rapid charging network. Read more ... »!!! Our destination on the trip back is the same “ideal” location, – Clacket Lane Services.

So ok, it showed me 41 miles by time we left the city, and plan was to possibly make detour to Gatwick Airport – Slow Charging available at Short Stay. That was meant to be “along the route” detour.

Luckily for usAftermarket: Tesla Model S to get wireless charging from April. Read more ... », and unluckily for others, some road accident “ahead” on M25 And M25 meant that traffic started crawling, and I gained miles and confidence that we can “make it” to the Ideal spot – Clacket Lane, if we push on.

I know, right, thats what i call Balls of Steel and amazing wife who will support you for any crazy option, or who’s too tired and frustrated to agree to anything by then. 🙂

Regardless, pushing on we did. M25 traffic, crawling. It should be expected, but no one knew. Slowly mileDriving my swift flat-rate costing yet speedy Gonzales #EV #ElectricCar 😀 woohoo!! Go #imiev #czero #ion #LEAF. Read more ... » by mile we crept on.

We made it. 6First carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... » miles showing on the Clock and a flashing SINGLE battery cell. Hows THAT?! Slowly crept into the EV*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » charging bay and rushed to discover everything is working in order (unlike last time). Set for 20mins and away we went for refreshments.

So. Thats how novice, ill-prepared EV DriverSo why Am I looking to buy a used Twizy for my London's daily commute? No, I'm not crazy. Read more ... » does it. Enjoy The Snaps and CommentsThen and Now. Recapping history, admiring Renault #Twizy. How i came to own one.. Read more ... ».

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As always. EV Bays are always ICEed. i really need o raise this point"What it's like riding in a million-dollar autonomous Nissan" (yes, it is self driving). Read more ... » more often with Asda and others as well as carry ICEed leaflets!

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Engenie Rapid ChargerNice one: Peter Boyall's Road #evRoadTrip - Glasgow to Peterborough by LEAF. Read more ... » at Clacket Lane Services

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NCP Car ParkBath electric cars: Broken charging points to be replaced. Read more ... » charging, when we left to see what Town Had to Offer.

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Arriving to NCP Car Park to find this…. ICEed EV Bay. Typical. Nothing newNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... ».

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Street EV ChargingFinally: Motorists warned over parking at electric car charging points #ev #charging #ukcharge. Read more ... ». All Taken.

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We are 55% charged? I say its ready. Lets Drive from Brighton to Clacket Lane.

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Charged at Clacket Lane Services, en-route to Edgeware.

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M25. Another 5 miles to go… yikes! We can do it!

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Setting off in the morning.. i think thats all we need.

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Parked and Topped up at ASDA as “precautionary” measure to gain 5 miles. half#vauxhall #ampera #electricVehicle #review - Finally had a Test Drive of this "legendary" #ev. My Thoughts on it.... Read more ... » hour charging. was not necessary – all nerves.this was en route from Home to Clacket Lane.

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Charging at Clacket Lane

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Beautiful Sight at Brighton. Did a double take. thought i seen @Brianoflondon

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