I have now managed to find accommodation for the Gateshead trip where I can also charge the Nissan Leaf overnight. As mentioned in my previous post, this trip is going to take me just one extra night and cost about £100 less than if I made it with my diesel car! Well worth the effort … Continue reading Plymouth to Gateshead – All Systems GO!
On 15th September a conference is being held on Sustainable EMobility in Europe. It is bringing together many of the stakeholders from the UK and Europe to discuss many of the challenges surrounding creating a sustainable charging infrastructure for EVs (electric vehicles). It is in Gateshead… I live near Plymouth in Cornwall… 460 miles away! … Continue reading Plymouth to Gateshead – 920 miles
It is wonderful when a plan comes together and things just slot into place. This is not one of those plans! I had planned to drive me Nissan Leaf electric car Round Britain in a few weeks to promote EVs (electric vehicles) and show everyone that having an EV means that I am always running … Continue reading Round Britain Event Delayed
Since getting my all electric Nissan Leaf I have bought almost no diesel. I use the Leaf for all my daily trips and hardly ever need to take the other car… the diesel car. Surely this is good? Surely I should feel good about not buying diesel? Well of course, I do feel good about … Continue reading Why do I feel bad about not buying diesel?
After just one week since I announced that I was taking my Nissan Leaf around Britain I am starting to get excited! The idea of showing the public that even with limited range (100 miles) and an embryonic charging infrastructure an EV (electric vehicle) can still do long trips with ease. It is true that … Continue reading Already getting excited about going Round Britain
This then is the outline plan. Still just a plan and liable to change but it is a good starting point: Day From To Distance Time Dept Arrive Stop Charge 26-Sep 1 Saltash Exeter 50 1:00:00 7:00 8:00 0:45:00 FC 90 Exeter Wincanton 60 1:30:00 8:45 10:15 0:45:00 FC 90 Wincanton Bournemouth 40 1:00:00 11:00 … Continue reading 1764 miles in 9 days!
Now, before I start I want you to know (if you don’t know already) that I am completely mad! It must be so because my wife, my friends and most people I talk to say so… I believe them! There is lots of evidence to support this view… I rode a small 50cc scooter capable … Continue reading 1750 miles in 10 days a Nissan Leaf around Britain?