Travelled up today and overnighting. For anybody who needs a rapid the A40 BP Garage (charge point genie) is working fine as is the 2 EH rapids at Bicester Cherwell Valley M40.
I wound the window down while in the queue and it struck me immediately that I could still breath! I did the same thing two weeks ago at brands hatch and the car instantly filled with noxious fumes from the engines revving all around me.Must have been the quietest and least polluting traffic jam in Silverstone's history!
Nice of them but I stuck with InstaVolt/Polar. Fantastic show actually saw another e-Up! 'in the wild' for the first time (although disappointed that the owner wasn't around to compare notes).Great show.
Had to be the largest concentration of EVs ever in one car park - including some rare species such as the Riversimple Rasa.
If you are going tomorrow my advice is arrive early (unless you want to be part of EV gridlock queuing to get into Silverstone) and take sandwiches (there was no where near enough catering facilities for the number of people that showed up today).
I had a 250 mile round trip from Kent so went in the ICE as I assumed it would be dicy having charge on the way in and on the way out. Stopped at Oxford services for refreshement breaks on the way there and back and each time both the Ecotricity chargers were free. Then had the ignominy have having to stop for petrol and waste five minutes waiting to pay for fuel...
Apparently Ecotricity had a team of engineers going round all the sites within a 60 mile radius to make sure all the pumps were on line which makes sense given they were the lead sponsor.
Would make a lot more sense if they did ALL of their rapids ALL of the time. If it's true then a very sad reflection if EH don't trust their own chargers to work.Apparently Ecotricity had a team of engineers going round all the sites within a 60 mile radius to make sure all the pumps were on line which makes sense given they were the lead sponsor.