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  1. General Charging Discussion
    Hey there. New to the forum - sorry if this has been discussed before (couldn't find anything). I have a BMW i3 which I mostly charge using a granny cable except on long journeys. I am planning a trip to France in the summer and will be mostly staying at a friend's house which is in the middle...
  2. Charging Locations
    Hi, Covid dependent, we're taking our Leaf to the Vandee mid west France in Summer. We are booked on Portsmouth to St Malo ferry and it's an easy 160 miles down to our campsite. I have got Chargemap and Plug Surf all and cards. Has anyone got any tips / advice for a stress free continental...
  3. Second Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF40 & LEAF62)
    This summer we're going to be travelling through France with our Leaf 40, and I'd like to ask if there any up to the minute tips anyone can give for such a trip. I've seen there are Chademo rapid chargers around, with an attached cable, but I've noticed some of them have a Chademo option with...
  4. General Charging Discussion
    Hi everyone! Has anyone recently been travelling in France? How useful is it to get a type 3 (3C) cable nowadays? It looks like only legacy points have them, but that as they are rarer, possibly they might be getting less use and a good option as a backup. Paris seems especially full of them...
  5. General EV Discussion
    After multiple trips to the north of France/Belgium, I thought I would share my experiences. Travelling from Wiltshire, the first task was to get to the ferry in Dover. In Summer this can easily be done with one-stop but in Winter this means two stops. I easily lose 20-25 miles in winter vs...
  6. Second Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF40 & LEAF62)
    I have a late 2018, 40kwh Leaf fitted with LED headlamps. If I take the car to France, do I need to fit those stick-on headlamp deflectors or are the LED beams "flat"? There is nothing in the manual and when I called the Nissan (no)helpline they said ask the dealer (who had no idea!). Maybe...
  7. Charging Locations
    Hi, First time using this forum so apologies if I get the etiquette wrong. Later this year we are planning on taking a trip to Paris. We will be travelling by Eurotunnel and expect to arrive in Calais early evening. We will have our two young children with us so I’m keen for the journey to be...
  8. Second Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF40 & LEAF62)
    Had Leaf40 since the beginning of July; spent 2 weeks in France recently. Saw several charging points empty, only needed to use one during travels, rapid chademo charge using chargemap card - no problem. Charged overnight using 16A adapter on the granny cable at the house we were staying at...
  9. Ice Breakers
    Got a new 40kw Leaf and going to France next month. Can anyone advise what is required for charging cards, apps etc. Ordered NewMotion card and looking at ChargeMap card. Any other suggestions? Will be in the north-west of France. Love the car - feels so weird driving it.
  10. General Charging Discussion
    The new network of Révéo T2 charge points in the south of France offers both subscription (€1 per month) and occasional use tariffs. After a connection fee (€1,50 for subscribers, €3 for occasional users), charging for the first hour or between 2100 and 0700 is free. An interesting way of...
  11. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    Planning to take my PHEV to Swiss alps via France, and I’ve seen most chargers require a Type 3 cable which I don’t have. A new T1-T3 cable costs around £250 which is uneconomic just for holiday use. I already have a Chargemap RFID. Questions: Is there such a thing as a cable adapter to allow...
  12. Tesla Model S
    I am going to take the car on my longest trip so far in any EV. It will also be my first trip abroad in a BEV (I don't include my longest EV drive to Durham from Surrey in a LEAF as abroad ; although the language might has well have been abroad lol) Has anyone got any tips for a super scenic...
  13. First Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF24 & LEAF30)
    Hi All, Just got very first EV this week. Thinking about driving to southern Spain next summer. Just wondering if anyone here has experience of driving this far in their Leaf. I have downloaded Electromaps app which gives all European charge stations. It looks possible although the route won't...
  14. General Charging Discussion
    Having successfully obtained and used the KiWhi pass in France since 2015, I recently received several emails from [email protected] to renew my 18 month old KiWhi card. Unfortunately I was unable to complete the website process that opens with the link as it required a telephone number and...
  15. General EV Discussion
    Hi, I'm going to pick up my new 30Kwh Leaf on 1st March, and on 2nd plan to drive to Paris. I have a KiWhi, Sodetrel and Belib cards; but I notice on Chargemap that a lot of the charging stations in France use a Type 3 plug. Has anyone experience of charging in France, and on whether it would...
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