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Gibbo2286 wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 11:50 I wonder if I could do it in the Zoe the estimated lowest range being 82 miles on a full charge.
I think you probably could do it Gibbo. the question is would you do it if you had company and maybe a second car support? :-D
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I think that Jordan set out to fail.
His wife is French and would be able to help quite a bit.
His Artisan videos are becoming rather irritating and staged.
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July 1st and 2nd this year will see the London to Paris Rally via Brighton (and the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry).

The Argus has the details
London to Paris EV run via Brighton launches at Soho House

Our featured friends today March 14th, River simple will be entering 3 of their RASA H2 Fuel Cell Cars. Yes a fuel cell car is an EV. I suspect that they will complete the trip with no problems. Somewhere in France there will be an H2 refuelling pump or two if they need it, and I expect the folks at Riversimple will have carefully planned and confirmed their refuelling arrangements before the event, unlike our Jordan.

Maybe Jordan will enter his Van, more opportunity for another disaster movie script to be followed. Scene 1 the van could get pushed off the ferry by deliberately running out of leccy.
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 11:50 I wonder if I could do it in the Zoe the estimated lowest range being 82 miles on a full charge.
mickthemaverick wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 12:16 I think you probably could do it Gibbo. the question is would you do it if you had company and maybe a second car support? :-D
If you can get yourself across to the start line in London on July 1st Gibbo you could give this a try. :-D
59 miles to Brighton, short hop to Newhaven then 112 miles to Paris. France should be pretty Zoe friendly!

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https://londontobrightonelectricvehiclerally.com/
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 13:37
If you can get yourself across to the start line in London on July 1st Gibbo you could give this a try. :-D
59 miles to Brighton, short hop to Newhaven then 112 miles to Paris. France should be pretty Zoe friendly!

Entries here!
https://londontobrightonelectricvehiclerally.com/

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Full Access Pass: London – Brighton – Paris. – 359m/577km Price for one ticket £200.

Question would you read that as one ticket to cover 2 people one car, or would two people one car require 2 tickets. :?:

The Newhaven to Dieppe ferry at that time of year and times, for a return looks like around £155 on its own without booking a cabin.

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The details of the full access pass are here https://londontobrightonelectricvehiclerally.com/enter/
Invite to the London launch event on Friday, the 30th of June- To include full hospitality.
Car branding, welcome pack, T-shirts and lanyards.

Entry into the 2023 Rally for one vehicle one driver and one passenger.
Full breakfast for two people to be served at the Crawley midpoint stop.
2x Tickets to the VIP area in Brighton Madeira Drive- full hospitality provided.
2X tickets for the award ceremony to be held at University of Brighton on Saturday, the 1st of July- Full food and drinks package provided.

Invitations to the Newhaven muster meeting to be held Saturday 1st of July- Hot drinks provided.
Vehicle and passage with first class lounge for 2x people on the overnight Newhaven to Dieppe ferry 1st July.


invitations to the breakfast reception and Dieppe EV Expo on the morning of Sunday, the 2nd of July including full hospitality.
Coffee and pastries to be served at Gournay en bray en-route to Paris.
Invitations to attend the Paris awards ceremony for two people on Sunday, the 2nd of July.
Return ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven .
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 14:30 Full Access Pass: London – Brighton – Paris. – 359m/577km Price for one ticket £200.

Question would you read that as one ticket to cover 2 people one car, or would two people one car require 2 tickets. :?:
I would interpret that as £200 for 2 people for the whole thing? :)
Sounds like a bargain to me!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 15:04
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 14:30 Full Access Pass: London – Brighton – Paris. – 359m/577km Price for one ticket £200.

Question would you read that as one ticket to cover 2 people one car, or would two people one car require 2 tickets. :?:
I would interpret that as £200 for 2 people for the whole thing? :)
Sounds like a bargain to me!! :-D
Thanks Mick, that's how I read it. By the time you have got the t-shirts and done justice to the various hospitalities on offer I would say you were right.

Press release here
https://londontobrightonelectricvehicle ... s-Doc-.pdf looks like fully charged are fully behind it..

Robert Llewellyn, founder of Fully Charged added:
"We are delighted to support the fantastic London to Brighton Rally as Media Partner for the third
consecutive year as they extend the route in 2023 to finish in Paris! Now we just need to decide
which EVs we will be entering!"
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Climate change: Couple set for Pole-to-Pole electric car challenge
A husband and wife from Aberdeen aim to drive from the Arctic to Antarctica in an electric car.

Chris and Julie Ramsey will set off to travel 17,000 miles (27,000km) from the Magnetic North to South Pole this week.

Their vehicle will be powered for much of the trip by solar and wind energy.

The couple will navigate into Canada, then head south through the United States and into warmer temperatures in South America over the space of 10 challenging months.

They will travel through Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina.
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You can in a Nissan! Hope they complete the trip.

Someone should sent them some of those youtube rants videos featuring a few centimetres of snow across the Pennines causing the usual absolute disasters before they start and maybe it would put them off and they would cancel the whole trip, or at least perfect some angry poses for video work along the way, or stage some incidents with the Ice Road Truckers to get more "hits".

I followed the journey of someone ages ago (2016) who went from the Netherlands to Australia with no money and relying on the generosity of people he had never met for accommodation/food/ and recharging his VW Estate electric car. Took some time but he did it :-D Different level of car being used for the pole to pole adventure. His VW estate, "the Blue Bandit " was a conversion with a 150 kW motor giving a top speed of 180 km/h (110 mph), and a 37 kWh Li-ion battery pack with a 200 km (124 mi) per charge range. By the end of his journey 1,800 people from 45 countries offered some form of assistance to help him on his way.

https://plugmeinproject.com/



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I remember this particular video from the Weibe Wakker's plugmeinproject day 167 Moscow. He stayed with one of few EV owners in Moscow who offered him accommodation food and a charge up from his 3rd floor balcony with a very long cable.

Also an interesting talk round his host's LADA EV Estate, one of about 100 made to order at the time. Back in 2016.



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The Ramseys doing the Pole to pole according to their wiki page have a decent track record for achieving what they set out to do. Back in 2017 they completed the Mongol Rally 10,000 miles from Goodwood to city of Ulan-Ude, Southern Siberia in standard 30kWh Classic Shape Nissan Leaf Acenta.



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Another one that is somewhat homeless so it gets bunged in here.

Cars that can see round corners.

Sitting in front of a bank of TV screens showing busy London streets, he's explaining to me how a network of roadside cameras is helping a self-driving car to navigate heavy traffic.

The cameras are used to help the car identify potential hazards in advance, before they can be picked up by its own sensors. This allows it to anticipate problems, and progress more smoothly through traffic.

The system has been on trial on the roads of Woolwich, in south-east London, as part of the ServCity project which aims to refine autonomous technologies for busy city streets.
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Its as easy as 1-2-3.

Really? I reckon it would be easier just to plug in and swipe a bank card to pay for it.
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