Today Evie took the family to visit my in-laws, who live 30 miles away. We arrived with nearly 50 miles of indicated range left, meaning we had plenty to make the return journey. Even when I’d spent some time impressing father-in-law with the car’s performance (some days the ECO button seems superfluous) we had enough. Still, ever the adventurers, we thought we’d try the rapid charger at nearby Westover Nissan. That certainly worked well, and the staff were helpful, but it’s a bit of an inconvenience having to get a member of staff to start and stop the charging process. Also there’s not a lot to do at a Nissan dealership (new Leaf, anyone?) although coffee and newspapers were available. So on balance I think we’ll be using the Ecotricity sites where we can.
The return journey was totally uneventful, of course. We could get used to this!