Just about to leave so I thought I’d drop in a quick post just to update you… So I have my longjohns and thermal top on, 2 fleeces, wooley hat and gloves so that I don’t need to use the heating. David and Robert used their heating all the way which is great if you … Continue reading About to leave
The day started really slowly. I was due to have two tryes fitted before setting out but I didn’t reckon on 5 people ahead of me in the cue when I arrived at the tyre shop! That set me back a good 90 mins. Still new tyres on the front. It sure feels different even … Continue reading Straight forward day once the tyres were fitted!
Today is a positioning day from my home in Saltash to Reading from where I shall start the London to Edinburgh trip tomorrow. This should be an easy 200 miles up the M5 and and M4 with probably 4 charging stops. M5 Exeter M5 Sedgemoor M4 Leigh Delemare M4 Membury I have never stopped at … Continue reading Reading – Here I Come!
Checking my tyre pressures today for my trip to Edinburgh and I noticed that the tread on the front tyres was getting pretty worn. On closer inspection one of the tyres was pretty close to the wear indicator. Given the time of year and the kind of journey I am about to undertake I thought … Continue reading Checking my tyre pressures cost me £190!
Right… just a few words about what I plan on doing at each stop while the car charges… Pee, coffee (goes without saying!) Record power usage for previous leg. I plan on taking a screen shot of the Leaf Spy Get lat/long and photos of the position of the charger at the location and make … Continue reading Tasks to do while charging
After nearly 3 years of ownership we finally needed to spend something on the Leaf… new front wiper blades! Now that isn’t bad. I know it was a new car and you don’t expect to need to spend much on any new car but even so I am happy with that.
My trip this week to Edinburgh will give me a great opportunity to make sure that the entry for each charging locations is accurate and also to take a photo and upload to OCM. I find that a photo and description of the actual location of the charger on the site can save ages of … Continue reading Opportunity to Update Open Charge Map on Trip
Nissan Leaf Main Driver Display Battery Temp on Left / Battery SOC and Range Estimate on Right The information available on the Mk1 Nissan Leaf is rather limited. There is no accurate battery state of charge indication on the Mk1. On the Mk2 the SOC (state of charge) is available as a percentage but on … Continue reading Leaf Spy – Information is King!
Robert Llewellyn has posted to his blog the power use stats for their trip to Edinburgh… http://llewblog.squarespace.com/electric-cars/2014/1/26/london-edinburgh-mainly-mundane.html One of the objectives of my trip next week is to try to run the same route at roughly the same speed to compare power use between their new Mk2 Nissan Leaf and my nearly 3 year old, … Continue reading Power use statistics from Robert Llewellyn’s Edinburgh trip
Current Glympse Web Address: http://glympse.com/0DY2-J972 This is the current address to follow me on the London to Edinburgh trip. If you see http:/— then my Glympse tracking is not active. I am so impressed with Glympse! What is Glympse? It is a tracking system that allows you to track where someone is in real time. … Continue reading Glympse