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hi folks,

am contemplating this road trip for late July. very nervous about it. i have a Mach E AWD Extended Range and in current temps will get 270-280 miles easily on full charge or maybe more. i haven't gone on a long drive so don't really know :).

anyone done this roadtrip in an EV recently? i have seen some threads but they are like a year old.
 

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hi folks,

am contemplating this road trip for late July. very nervous about it. i have a Mach E AWD Extended Range and in current temps will get 270-280 miles easily on full charge or maybe more. i haven't gone on a long drive so don't really know :).

anyone done this roadtrip in an EV recently? i have seen some threads but they are like a year old.
There was a thread about the same within last couple of weeks ( last couple of days even).
 

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Having to queue for a charge might be the biggest issue hence the advice to never drive past a charger (if it's vacant) - i.e. a little and often.
 

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Peak tourist season! It will be very busy. If you work out where you will be staying overnight try and charge there, don't try doing hundreds of miles a day and not getting any time to enjoy yourself. Sitting behind a dozen campervans and trying to avoid folk overtaking coming down the road towards you at silly speeds gets tiring.

Make sure you get a Charge Place Scotland RFID card though.
 

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Whatever accommodation you are planning en route - book it well in advance! In peak season, all of the main campsites will be fully booked weeks in advance, and the same will probably be true of B&Bs and hotels.

And don't underestimate the ability of inexperienced drivers on single-track roads to cause havoc. A couple of years back I got caught up when two car clubs (around 8 cars per club) met going in opposite directions, but neither would wait and travel in twos (two cars will typically fit in each passing bay) - 8 cars meeting 8 cars at a passing bay that was big enough for two. It gridlocked and took more than half an hour to get anything moving again!
 

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Peak tourist season! It will be very busy. If you work out where you will be staying overnight try and charge there, don't try doing hundreds of miles a day and not getting any time to enjoy yourself. Sitting behind a dozen campervans and trying to avoid folk overtaking coming down the road towards you at silly speeds gets tiring.

Make sure you get a Charge Place Scotland RFID card though.
Some of the best bits scenery wise are single track. You WILL be behind a bunch of camper vans, sooner or later.
 

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Some of the best bits scenery wise are single track. You WILL be behind a bunch of camper vans, sooner or later.
At least your range will be good, travelling behind a camper or classic car convoy!

No way would I go anywhere near the NC500 in the holiday season, even on two wheels.

I might be tempted to hire a camper next winter though, provided there is no snow in the forecast.
 

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At least your range will be good, travelling behind a camper or classic car convoy!

No way would I go anywhere near the NC500 in the holiday season, even on two wheels.

I might be tempted to hire a camper next winter though, provided there is no snow in the forecast.
Best way to do the NC590 would be by E bike, camper sag wagon driven by someone else, in the winter as you say to give it a bit of a challenge and avoid the crowds.

On my to do list, an adapter to so I can charge up a 20ah 48V battery pack from a CPS rapid ( ha ha) and working out what bribery will be needed to convince the sag wagon driver!!!
 

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Best way to do the NC590 would be by E bike, camper sag wagon driven by someone else, in the winter as you say to give it a bit of a challenge and avoid the crowds.

On my to do list, an adapter to so I can charge up a 20ah 48V battery pack from a CPS rapid ( ha ha) and working out what bribery will be needed to convince the sag wagon driver!!!
A rapid would charge it up in a flash (literally). ;)

Be easier to do on an AC post.
 

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Folk were doing the NC500 in 2015 with 60miles of range. With 250miles of usable range you're on for a 1 stop.... or more likely charge when you stop for your overnighters.
 
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