Change of plan for next weekend – 680 miles over 6 days

There is a slight change of plan for next weekend’s trip from my home near Plymouth to Preston, Lancashire…

I was going to go in my Nissan Leaf and go up in one day and back the next but I want to also get to visit the Green Britain Centre, in Swaffham, Norfolk and so I thought that I could combine the two!

Norfolk is hardly on the way to Lancashire from Cornwall but I think that is the very point of the trip for me. To do this trip in the Nissan Leaf, 300 miles to Swaffham, 200 miles to Preston, 300 miles back to Plymouth, It is a real indicator that things are improving in the UK for EVs. I don’t think I couldn’t have done this trip a year ago… not in 3 days anyway.

So, the plan now is this:

Wednesday – Saltash to my caravan in Highbridge (near Sedgmoor)

 This extra overnight wouldn’t be necessary if there was a rapid charger in Exeter that was open 24/7. Fortunately I have the caravan to keep the cost down.

Thursday – Sedgmoor to Peterborough

 

Target
Arrival
Peterborough 16:00:00 Total Mins 462 Mins
Calc Start Time Sedgmoor 08:18:20 Total Hrs 7.69 Hrs
Start End Distance Speed Time enroute Charge Time Travel Start Travel End Charge End
Sedgmoor Michaelwood 55 55 60 60 08:18:20 09:18:20 10:18:20
Michaelwood Oxford 65 45 87 45 10:18:20 11:45:00 12:30:00
Oxford MK 44 40 66 60 12:30:00 13:36:00 14:36:00
MK Peterborough 56 40 84 14:36:00 16:00:00
Peterborough
Totals 220 297 165

This is a travel day to position me in Peterborough where I will stay overnight.

Friday – At The Green Britain Centre, in Swaffham

Drive 50 miles each way to visit The Green Britain Centre, in Swaffham. Rapid charge there and then drive back to Peterborough for another overnight.

More info here – http://www.greenbritaincentre.co.uk

Saturday – Peterborough to Charnock Richard

P’boro to Charnock Richard
Target Arrival C. Richard 16:00:00 Total Mins 362 Mins
Calc Start Time P’boro 09:58:22 Total Hrs 6.03 Hrs
Start End Distance Speed Time enroute Charge Time Travel Start Travel End Charge End
Mins
P’boro Leicester F E 46 40 69 60 09:58:22 11:07:22 12:07:22
Leicester F E Derby 21 55 23 30 12:07:22 12:30:16 13:00:16
Derby Keele 42 40 63 60 13:00:16 14:03:16 15:03:16
Keele C. Richard 52 55 57 15:03:16 16:00:00
C. Richard
Totals 161 212 150

This is a relatively easy driving day.

Sunday – Charnock Richard to Sedgmoor

Target
Arrival
Sedgmoor 16:00:00 Total Mins 441 Mins
Calc Start Time C. Richard 08:39:10 Total Hrs 7.35 Hrs
Start End Distance Speed Time enroute Charge Time Travel Start Travel End Charge End
Mins
C. Richard Keele 62 55 68 60 08:39:10 09:46:48 10:46:48
Keele Hopwood Pk 58 50 70 60 10:46:48 11:56:24 12:56:24
Hopwood Pk Michaelwood 63 50 76 60 12:56:24 14:12:00 15:12:00
Michaelwood Sedgmoor 44 55 48 15:12:00 16:00:00
Sedgmoor
Totals 227 261 180

Visit friend in the morning and aiming to leave by lunchtime to relocate back to the caravan.

Monday – Highbridge to Saltash

I would have continued home on Sunday if there was a rapid charger in Exeter with 24/7 access.

Summary

Wednesday –  100 miles to Highbridge – overnight in caravan
Thursday    –  220 miles to Peterborough – overnight in Petrborough (B&B?)
Friday         – 100 miles (return) at The Green Britain Centre, in Swaffham – overnight Peterborough (B&B?)
Saturday     –  160 miles to Charnock Richard – overnight hotel (Day’s Inn?)
Sunday       –  visit friend then 227 miles to Highbridge – overnight in caravan
Monday      –  100 miles to Saltash

Total trip 680 miles over 6 days.

With a rapid charger in Exeter with 24/7 access this trip could be done in 4 days.

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