This is Episode 22 of ‘EV Musings’ a podcast about Electric Vehicles and things that are interesting to Electric Vehicle owners.
On our podcast today we’ll be taking a long range road trip in a short range EV.
It’s all well and good with EV Vloggers doing these 1000km road trips in a Model 3 or a large capacity battery vehicle with fast, high powered Ionity or Tesla Superchargers along the route. Under ideal circumstances you can do a trip like that in fewer than 12 hours.
But what if you want to do it in a ‘normal’ everyday EV with just the charging network we have in the UK?
Today we find out what's possible.
LINKS 'N' STUFF
Feature topic: 02:21
Cool things: 24:18
Outro : 28:48
Some Statistics from the run
(NOTE: Timings are approximate and do not indicate exact time spent charging rather they indicate the overall length of the stop).
Leg1 Hitchin to Ponton
Arrived at 08.50 with 10% charge.
Left at 09.25 with 90% charge
Cost £5.90 for 23.61kWh Alfa Power
Leg2 Ponton to Doncaster
Arrived at 10.39 with 23% charge.
Left at 11.15 with 85% charge.
Cost £7.89 for 22.96kWh Geniepoint
Leg3 Doncaster to Gristhwaite
Arrived at 12.27 with 35% charge.
Left at 13.00 with 91% charge
Cost £7.99 for 20.5kWh. Shell
Leg4 Gristhwaite to Sunderland
Arrived at 14.00 with 36% charge.
Left at 14.43 with 98% charge
Cost £7.75 for 19.87kWh. Not-So-FastNed
Leg5 Sunderland to Kendal
Arrived at 17.15 with 19% charge.
Left at 17.57 with 98% charge
Cost £8.41 for 24.02kWh. Instavolt
Leg6 Kendal to Haydock Park
Arrived at 19.11 with 34% charge.
Left at 19.43 with 82% charge
Cost £2.28 for 15.2kWh. Polar
Leg7 Haydock Park to Cannock
Arrived at 21.30 with 8% charge.
Left at 22.00 with 92% charge
Cost £7.98 for 22.8kWh. Instavolt
Leg8 Cannock to Milton Keynes
Arrived at 00.35 with 15% charge.
Left at 00.54 with 52% charge
Cost £2.50 for 16.61kWh. Polar
Links to Articles etc.
A Better Route Planner com: https://abetterrouteplanner.com/
Simon’s video of this trip:
Cambridge students build an EV - https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/cambridge-students-build-electric-car-17198047
Gary Comerford: https://twitter.com/TheRealGaryC
EVMusings: Twitter https://twitter.com/MusingsEv and Facebook www.facebook.com/The-EV-Musings-Podcast-2271582289776763
“So, you’ve gone electric?” on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07Q5JVF1X