For those that don’t know what WAVE is… it is a rally of about 1600km over 8 days starting in Stuttgart, Germany, driving through Germany, Austria and Switzerland and ending near Zurich. It is open only to battery vehicles and motorbikes. From the web site… The WAVE – World Advanced Vehicle Expedition is going to … Continue reading Joining WAVE 2014 – As Co-Driver!
After many months of searching we still haven’t found a house to buy. The real problem is that we have a list of must haves, likes and dislikes and they seem to conflict. If we find a house with the things we like then it nearly always has the things we don’t like. For example… … Continue reading House Hunt Is A Struggle
On my trip to Edinburgh a couple of weeks a go I had to use a few of the rapid chargers that are operated by Charge Your Car. This required me to buy a Lifetime RFID card from CYC at a cost of £10. This card then gives me access to all of the CYC … Continue reading A Comparison of DBT vs SGTE Rapid Chargers
This weekend just gone we spent a super weekend with friends in and around Beaconsfield, Berkshire. Initially, I intended to take the Nissan Leaf having done the trip from Saltash several times recently very successfully using the Ecotricity Electric Highway. The route would take me up the M5 and M4 to wards London. However, a … Continue reading Long weekend in EV foiled again
As most of you know, I have both a Nissan Leaf and a Vauxhall Ampera. Until recently I have been forced to use the Ampera for any trip that went outside the range of the Leaf because the rapid charger network was not available. But in the past few months Ecotricity has been installing rapid … Continue reading Buying a BMW i3? This is why you will want the REx
Although the whole point of the event was to do London to Edinburgh I live in Saltash, Cornwall and so I had to position to London on the Thursday and once the London to Edinburgh trip was done I then had to return back to Cornwall. Here are a few notes about the trip on … Continue reading London to Edinburgh – Days Before and After
London to Edinburgh – Overview of the Day Introduction On Friday 24th January 2014 Robert Llewellyn and David Peilow drove a Nissan Leaf from Marble Arch, London to Edinburgh. They wanted to do it in a single day as a response and in contrast to a trip done by BBC reporter Brian Milligan 3 years ago … Continue reading London to Edinburgh – Trip Overview
Well I am back from my trip to Edinburgh… 1253 miles. I hope to write it up on Monday… or at least start to… it may need several “episodes”!