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[Sep 9, 2014] Tesla Roadster - Land's End to John o' Groats rally (Cornwall)

Discussion in 'Confirmed EV Events and Meetings' started by Kevin Sharpe, Jun 11, 2014.

Tesla Roadster - Land's End to John o' Groats rally
Start Date: Sep 9, 2014 09:00 AM
End Date: Sep 10, 2014 09:00 AM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST

Location:
Land’s End
Sennen
Cornwall TR19 7AA

Posted By: Kevin Sharpe

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  1. Kevin Sharpe

    Kevin Sharpe Non Member

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    Three years ago @dpeilow and I drove from John o' Groats to Land's End in ~30 hours in my Tesla Roadster using public charging.

    http://zerocarbonworld.org/news/landmark-trip-attracts-national-media

    This year we hope that 5+ Roadsters will make the reverse trip from Land's End to John o' Groats in ~24 hours using public charging. Prizes for the quickest trip time and lowest energy consumption will be given. The route and charging strategy are up to the teams and IMO this is where the event will be won or lost.

    The exact date is to be confirmed but I wanted to get a place holder out there and suggested start dates are Tuesday 9th September and Tuesday 16th September.

    ZCW hope to offer subsidised accommodation with slow charging for the nights before and after the event.
     
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  3. PMC Paul

    PMC Paul Well-Known Member

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    Would any Model S owners be welcome?

    There's still a big question mark hanging over finalising my deal, but if everything lines up, that's the kind if time I hope to go for the Guinness record attempt. It would be comforting to know I was sharing the journey with drivers of your experience.:)
     
  4. Kevin Sharpe

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    We wan't to keep this for Roadsters at this time to minimise the start/end charging and accommodation logistics. I also want to start a series of annual competitions between classes of identical cars because that will be a real test of charging/driving strategy.

    If a ride comes up in a Roadster I'll let you know :)

    I also personally think a Model S should try and blow away our times as soon as the SuperCharger network is half decent (or you have a CHAdeMO adaptor)... if you drive it today you'll probably have the same (or even worse) journey times as the Roadster and I don't think that's a message we want to promote to the car buying public.
     
  5. Paul

    Paul Speak EV Founder Speak EV Supporter

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    If there's room for a +1 then I'd love to somehow be involved (in my Speak EV capacity, of course). :)
     
  6. Kevin Sharpe

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    You're #2 on the list :)
     
  7. Paul

    Paul Speak EV Founder Speak EV Supporter

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    I also have a clean full UK driving license, and a history of scaring motoring journalists. (Not sure if that's good or bad?!).
     
  8. Paul_Moxhay

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    Kevin, AFAIK, that would make this a race and you might run the real risk of prosecution for holding a race on public roads. Also racing on public roads would invalidate all insurances.

    Perhaps this aspect should be reviewed ;)

    I wish I had a Roadster! I have experience of doing long trips in a Roadster (hint, hint!). I could ask Markus for a reference :)
     
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  9. Kevin Sharpe

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    I checked this with the organisers of the British Road Rallying LEJOG event. I was told that the fact that we will spend 50% of our time stationary (charging), take different routes, and have different start times qualifies this as an endurance event not a race. I'm also in discussions with my insurers and may modify our goals once I have their comments :)
     
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  10. Eunicholas

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    Sounds so cool
     
  11. Eunicholas

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    I wonder how long it would take a leaf to do the trip
     
  12. Arch

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    I'm in .. (subject to a few caveats !)

    <Gulp>
     
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  13. Mark Sanders

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    Sorry, but I have to dip out .. but I will follow with interest (probably from Korea / Taiwan).

    Still I'd love to meet up with all fellow (and potential / past) Roadster owners. We have a shared interest .. especially on keeping them going once out of warrantee. I have a proposal about servicing/repairs to group discuss, but not yet publicly.
     
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    Any room for number 3......? :cool:
     
  15. Kevin Sharpe

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    Absolutely no promises because I don't know whether anyone has spare seats... but if they do you're number three on the list :)
     
  16. Edd Beesley

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    Thanks Kevin :)
     
  17. Paul_Moxhay

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    If I can help out in anyway just ask... Web Support? Social media? Media support in general? Glympse management!

    I would love to help in some way but don't actually want to be in a car doing the trip.
     
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    I'm out of warranty already and did not opt for the extended warranty... Perhaps a foolish mistake but with only having had one issue that Ive since learned to manage with my driving habits, it was difficult to justify putting down the money to 'hope' something went wrong so the warranty was justified. Were not just talking a few hundred pounds here! Quite a few Thousand :-0
     
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    Sorry, to get back on topic, I should be around for this and I've put it in my diary.

    As always, schedules with work can change so cannot 100% confirm my entry however I am seriously keen and will be there if possible.
     
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