Work had me down in Ayrshire today. The roads were awash and this had a very definite impact on range.Usually on the motorway I sit at about 57 mph (GPS, not speedo!), as for me this strikes a balance between journey time and range. Today even that speed was faster than most traffic in the rain. However the surface water and wind combined to give an energy efficiency a drop to 3 m/kWh. Less than 1 mile for 1%. Total mileage for the day was over 200 miles ,three #JourneyCharges. Closest to the wire was Ayrshire Athletics Arena, arriving at about 4%. My Leaf stops showing battery percentage at all at 7%, so the last 3 miles were perhaps felt more exciting than they actually needed to be . No Tortoise though.
Socially, the Rouken Glen charger at Thornliebank is a busy place, fortunately no long waits, but a constant stream of cars shows up on Facebook and Plugshare. Time for a second unit here East Renfrewshire Council.
Final stop was at Forth Bridges Visitor centre just before home. Met up with a recent Outlander owner and took the opportunity to point him at the Scottish EV Drivers Club on Facebook, the Plugshare app and EVAS. When I got home he’s already joined. SHaring the social side to improve etiquette for all users.