We went to Drayton Manor recently (about 100m round trip), but stopped for food in both directions, so also worked out fairly convenient (if you ignore that we wouldn’t have ordinarily eaten at services in either direction because of their prices ;))
After that, I’ve been tweeting restaurant chains asking them to add chargers. There was a Harvester just 6 miles off the M6 on our way back we’d have loved to go to, but didn’t want to stop twice. If these places get chargers, they’ll get our business for food on long journeys – would much rather a 22kW charge and a nice meal than a rapid charge and service-station-priced-Burger-King!
Wait until you have a period of driving where a car with a large capacity fuel tank would have been handy.
I’m just back from a 5 day break where on leaving with a 100% charge, due to lack of chargers and rain I had to charge 4 times just to cover 159miles. And after that I only had 20% SOC when I got home.
Nothing better about EV for me when I’d have used less than half a tank of petrol in my previous car.
Certainly for my work commute the Zoe is perfect, just didn’t quite work out like that for a long trip with rain.
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