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”!
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
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!