I’ve been working on char.gy for the last few months. I fear it may be becoming all consuming as I felt compelled to write up our EV centric holiday…
At either end of a week long stay in South Uist we drove this route in our Renault Zoe:
AHome in Muir of Ord
BInverness Cathedral Car Park
CDrumnadrochit Tourist Info
DFort William Lidl
EMallaig Ferry Terminal Car Park
FLochboisdale (no charger)
GHowmore (holiday cottage for a week)
IBerneray (no charger)
JLeverburgh Harbour Car Park
KTarbert Ferry Office Car Park
LStornoway Council Car Park
MUllapool Ferry Terminal Car Park
Between E & F, I & J and L & M there are ferry journeys.
Some notes on charge points:
- Poor signal makes validating RFID cards slow.
- Multiple charge points actually worked that were labeled as faulty. (I guess people failed to get them to work or they started working again)
- When you’re using the car driving about on holiday you need a 22kw+ charger, anything longer takes too long to be useful.
- All the chargers seemed to be EVOLT (APT Technologies, Circontrol Software)
- All the chargers were free for us to use with a chargeplacescotland.org RFID card. Charge Your Car Stickers were also there for English drivers.
Finn marking the charge point in in Inverness
Zoe on the road to Fort William
Liniclate(48kw) was our favorite charger for the week on Uist
Topping up at Liniclate (5:30am) - start of a long day traveling home
Leverburgh was actually working - great charge point location!
Tarbert was also working (though a little rusty) - Zoe had a nice view for the charge again
Competition for charge point space in Stornoway
Quick boost at Ullapool, the start of the home straight
On the home straight at Glascarnoch dam
Home is where the charge point starts automatically