Peugeot e-208 GT Line 2020 model
We had hoped to do a loop around France but that plan just didn't work this time. Epernay would have been on our likely places in just under two weeks time. As it is our last night will be staying in a cave.We are now in Epernay, Champagne, France. The main parking garage has 1 charger out of the 10 I found that is working.
I'm glad you are having a good time... We are on Ile d'Oleron with a broken Kona.So we're on our second and final night in la Rochelle. The granny charge last night gav3 us plenty for a drive out to the Il de Re - a complete holiday playground. So many pushbikes! Incredible. Even gave way to about 20 crossing the road. Temperature hitting 40c, so on with the seat cooling... View attachment 163170
A couple of swims, lots of green tea and a promise to get back here one day, hopefully with grandchildren.
Because we're granny charging I'm mindful of charging level tomorrow - even if it is over two nights! I expect we'll be 80% charged.
We're hoping to get a clean getaway, straight into la Rochelle old town. An hour or so later off to Les Arenes at Saintes, an hour south. Having a spot of lunch in a roman amphitheatre sounds pretty good. Not least because we're hoping for a top up charge at the leclerc carpark nearby.
And then for a leisurely drive to our week-long destination in the lit et garonne.
Out biggest challenge here will be avoiding smirking too much. Some friends have flown, and who cares about the climate! Others have driven fossilised cars and refuse to read the writing on the wall.
I drink very little alcohol, so happy to take some out to wine tasting. Etc. Bit it will be in the Kona.
Yes, I've been trying to think of ideas to help. And sorry you are going through it. I know it doesn't help but despite the stupid o'clock time I am going to have a shower.I'm glad you are having a good time... We are on Ile d'Oleron with a broken Kona.
So, we are on our holiday in France having just completed a two day 850 mile trip from Manchester to Ile d'Oleron. Having had a flawless journey with four Ionity charging stops and arriving at our destination, when I went back out to the car I got the "check EV system" error and the car will no...www.speakev.com
Andy,Whilst Mike is struggling I'm not going to post as usual. This travelogue isn't about me doing well when others struggle.
Portsmouth bilbao was excellent, new ship and all, but caen was pretty good too. The slowest bits seem to be getting through uk customs on return. Caen was overnight so we had a cabin. Small but enough. The frightening thing was lowering the top bunk bed from the ceiling. Bilbao included evening meal and buffet breakfast. The st malo crossing would be more expensive than Caen but gets you down further mont St Michel and has a more sociable wake up time.Thanks for your posts. Perhaps whilst Mike is still in the do-do (I've been reading..) you could comment on the Portsmouth - Caen ferry route? How slick was it with immigration etc.? I live just outside Portsmouth so could get there and still have a very high percentage, but the cost of the route is pretty high and I've also been looking at the cheaper Newhaven - Dieppe. It's so nice though to arrive back at Portsmouth and once through immigration be home in 15 minutes!
With my range I wouldn't be bothering with 130K in a vehicle as inefficient as the MG, and as others have pointed out on this thread there are some large areas of France with few alternative/back up options other than 7kW, which isn't too helpful getting to Italy in two days. I need to do some more controlled experiments on eking out range, as most of what I do is well within range even with a load and a heavy foot. Perhaps some of my longer 40/50 mile trips with one leg on cruise control and drafting to do some comparisons.
I'm a complete omnivore (never eaten in a McDo though..) but how about artichokes for your list of vegan dishes: Carciofi a la romana? I've a plant on my allotment which yields me a few meals every year.
I guess you’re saying 7AC, 22AC, 50DC aren’t good enough?One of the challenges of charging any electric car at a public charger is knowing the right or best order to do things. We need memorable acronyms for each type of charger. It's an idea I'll think about some more.
Exactly Ish.I think he means rapid chargers. Some say swipe card first then plug in. Some plug in first then swipe. Some swipe, plug in, press "start charge".
Imagine at a fossil filling station . . . Select fuel type, lift nozzle, squeeze trigger . . . now mop up spilt fuel because you should have put the nozzle in the pipe you numpty.