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Owning Leafs for the past 18 months and now having 6 of them today's trip from Cornwall to Gaydon, Warwickshire is a 1st for us.

Getting out of Cornwall seems to be the most difficult. St Austell to Exeter with today's wet, foggy weather is a test!

Our fares are usually based in and around our town. Some contracts that are a 60 mile round trip so this journey is all new territory to us and is using public chargers.

Wish us luck!
 

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Where you're going you don't need luck...just chargers. Exciting times! Keep us posted on how you and the Leaf get on.

The wife and I keep meaning to do a similar length journey in our Leaf. Thurrock, Essex to Minehead in Somerset.
 

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Where you're going you don't need luck...just chargers. Exciting times! Keep us posted on how you and the Leaf get on.

The wife and I keep meaning to do a similar length journey in our Leaf. Thurrock, Essex to Minehead in Somerset.
Not made it to Exeter yet but seem to be doing well.

It's all fun. We are in no rush as long as we make the green fleet awards tomorrow night!
 

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Owning Leafs for the past 18 months and now having 6 of them today's trip from Cornwall to Gaydon, Warwickshire is a 1st for us.

Getting out of Cornwall seems to be the most difficult. St Austell to Exeter with today's wet, foggy weather is a test!

Our fares are usually based in and around our town. Some contracts that are a 60 mile round trip so this journey is all new territory to us and is using public chargers.

Wish us luck!
Are the 6 setting off one at a time with a 30 min gap in order for them to not all reach the public chargers at the same time? Feel sorry for anybody else that needs a charge when your convoy turns up!
 

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Are the 6 setting off one at a time with a 30 min gap in order for them to not all reach the public chargers at the same time? Feel sorry for anybody else that needs a charge when your convoy turns up!
I don't think all 6 are doing the journey - I think Michelle was just pointing out that this is the first long journey any of them have done.
 
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All the taxis are at home working we are on a trip with just one car!
 

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How was the trip then @Michelle C&C ?
Faultless. Like I said before we don't do long trips, all our fares are local so this was new to us. But it was easy. Plenty of Rapid Chargers at the Motorway Service Stations and at a few one of the chargers wouldn't be working but most had 2 anyway. Our only difficulty was getting out of Cornwall and back in again as we don't have any kind of infrastructure yet. But with careful driving we made it easily enough, even when on the way home it was dark and raining!
Mark said he felt far less tired than if he was driving a diesel too so that's a bonus also. Our drivers report this too after a shift.
So in a few weeks time I think we may attempt Cornwall to Burnley rather than taking a smelly diesel :)
 

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Hi Michelle I am thinking about purchasing a Leaf from Nottinghamshire and driving it back to the Lizard, Cornwall I believe you have a fast charging station at your business, what do you charge for a recharge and I am guessing you need notice and your business needs come first, with regards to timings etc

If you have any tips. I am planning to do it in 60 to 75ish miles steps

Andrew
 

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Hi Andrew You are welcome to use our charger when you arrive at St Austell but we do need forward notice. We have two RC's but one is down at the moment and we are using the other one most of the time. We recently drove to Warwickshire and it would be prudent to only plan for 60-65 mile stints because a charger might be down on the motorway. Most of the motorway services have two RC's these days and sometimes there is another charger on the other side of the motorway also. As Qdos states in the last post Cornwall is a problem, if you can arrive at Plymouth before about 5.30pm there is a RC at vospers which will easily get you to St Austell. If you are brave you can make the jump from Exeter to St Austell (on the A30) we have done it 3 times. Exeter service station is about 78 miles from our charger and JFE Exeter (Nissan Dealer) is about 74.1 miles. Bear in mind that lights, blower fan and wipers will all decrease your range. You will need to charge to 100% to make this trip. The quickest way on the motorways is to only charge to 80-85% and stop more often but the last charge to get to Cornwall is the worst. To get from 20% to 85% usually takes around 30-35 mins but the last 15% at the charger in the Exeter service station can take over an hour because the charger ramps down. Good Luck!
 
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Thanks for the offer and the info still working on the detail so nothing set in stone yet just doing the planning if you are down the Lizard in the future and need some power give me a cal!
 

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Owning Leafs for the past 18 months and now having 6 of them ...
Nearly a tree!

I'll show myself out:oops:

Glad to see people having the same experience as me for long journeys in the Leaf. I bought it thinking i'd only use it for short journeys, and take the BMW diesel when going out of town. But for my regular 180 mile round trips for work I'm finding the Leaf is my vehicle of choice! Gliding down the M1 with no engine sound is bliss. You arrive at the meeting much less stressed.
 
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