eRuda, or elektrisch Rund um den Ammersee, is the biggest meeting of EV drivers in Germany, and this year there was something like 270 EV registered to take part over the 3 day event. I had been looking forward to this since the spring. The meeting place was in Weilheim on the Friday 5th October.… Continue reading eRuda. A disappointment.
It sort of a tradition that we take all our cars up to the top of the Stelvio pass during the first summer that we have them. For the Ioniq, this was delayed a few times, but at last it was now time to do the trip. We left Munich at about 8am with 80%… Continue reading Stelvio or Bust.
My wife’s family live between Le Man’s & Tours in West France, so we drive there a couple of times a year. This journey was the one thing that was putting me off getting an EV. The charging structure in Sartre is really bad. My impression of charging generally in France was not positive. There… Continue reading To France for first time in the EV
When we bought the Ioniq, we almost jokingly said we now had an excuse to goto Norway, to test out the charging network. A few weeks later we decided we would drive there. Neither of us had ever been to Scandinavia, so it would be a total adventure for us. Planning. In advance I obtained… Continue reading Norway
Our next (sort of) planned, trip will be in about 2 weeks to Norway. I have not actually made any plans, other than get a couple of charge cards and accounts for that area and get a toll road transponder. We have no idea where to go, but we wills stop at Copenhagen, and then… Continue reading Going to Norway
We went for a short drive today, only to the Bayerische Wald. We had wanted to try to get to Klatovy in the Czech Republic but as we approached the border the weather started to go grey and it started to rain, so we turned towards Zwiesel, where I have never been, but it was… Continue reading Bayerischer Wald
It was Whitsuntide and Whitsunday the weather was not good so the tour we had planned was postponed to Monday. At least it wasn’t so bad Monday, so it was down to the car and time for a tour. I wanted to try out a video camera in the car to record the drive as… Continue reading Namlos and Bschlaber Tals
Italy has been outside my comfort zone when it comes to using my Ioniq Electric. To understand why we need to go back a couple of years to the time when we were first considering the possibility of going electric. We had driven in our hybrid to Milan, an attractive city, at least in the… Continue reading Romeo, Romeo, therefor art thou Romeo? Or to put it another way, lets goto Verona!
On a rather grey Thursday with about 19c I decided to go for a drive. I didn’t really know where to go, but I just wanted to get out for a few hours. A quick look at the map and a pin in a random town not too far away, that I hadn’t been to… Continue reading Neuburg an der Donau
I was watching a YouTube video the other day and it got me thinking. Is there an incorrect focus on battery capacity? Should the focus be more on the efficiency of the EV? I don’t know of anyone who went to buy a fossil car who asked “How big is the fuel tank?”. On the… Continue reading Does size matter?