On Monday evening I had a short drive to Falmouth where I was making my stand-up comedy debut in the Toast pub. I had wanted to go by train or bus so I could have a drink afterwards to drown my sorrows or celebrate, but there were no services that would get me home after the event. In the end it wasn’t a problem, my set went well, and I was buzzing from the experience so no need for alcohol. That was the longest journey of the week.
On Thursday I left early for my appointment in Redruth and stopped off at the Osprey chargers in Pool to get plenty of charge ready for my trip to Derbyshire today. I am volunteering again at Go Beyond near Fenny Bentley, one of the staff who has a licence to drive a minibus is on annual leave, without someone else to drive the children would not be able to go on any offsite activities. I’m worried that I am spending so much time up there that it might affect my accent.
On the 16th August I will have had my lovely Renault Zoe for a year, so next week I will be ranking the charging networks I have used. Before then I think it is safe to say that InstaVolt take top place for the cheesiest puns. This is from one of their recent tweets:
It doesn’t get much cheddar than this, we’re now live at award-winning cheesemakers
You’ll have to take our curd for it, this is a grate location for a top-up. Visit to get a slice of the action! 🧀
The Porsche Taycan 4S currently takes the prize for the electric car I’d most like to be driving and the saddest thing I have seen is that you can pay £354 extra for Porsche sporty sound. I like electric cars for the calm silence, who would want to pay extra for noise?
An interesting development in electric vehicle charging infrastructure is the FEVER project which is due to start in September. FEVER stands for ‘Future Electric Vehicle Energy Networks Supporting Renewables’ I suppose that FEVENSR wasn’t as catchy. It aims to address the issue of grid constraint, for example in the South West of England, where the grid is at capacity, adding new chargers means expensive upgrades to the electricity grid infrastructure. The FEVER team will look to design and develop an EV charging solution that can fully deliver grid-independence. To do this “the team will use renewable generation within an innovative off-vehicle energy storage (OVES) system to offer secure, year-round, grid-independent charging”.
I love driving an electric car for the driving experience and when I see the eye-watering petrol prices at motorway service stations. Yes electricity prices have risen, but driving electric is still a lot cheaper. As you will have read in the blog charging can be a challenge, but I am coping well. If you want to try an Onto electric car no commitment, all inclusive monthly rental use the code 52aad to get a £50 discount. The inclusive subscription is particularly useful if, like me, you do not have access to home charging.