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Tesla End to End: John O'Groats to Lands End

Discussion in 'News' started by dpeilow, May 18, 2011.

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    Roadster Road Trip: John o'Groats to Land's End | Tesla Motors


    Follow our progress live at the link above or on @dpeilow and @zerocarbonworld on Twitter, using tags #endtoend and #EV.
     
  2. markwj

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    Wow! I wasn't expecting anything this quick. Have fun (as fun as 900 miles in a roadster can be), and I'll be watching on Twitter.
     
  3. malcolm

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    #3 malcolm, May 18, 2011
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    HUGE thankyou to David and Kevin for getting this off the ground in such quick time.

    Any approximate timings for the stages in your journey?


    ETA: the (recumbent) cycling record seems to be about 41 hours :biggrin:

    The End to End Gazette
     
  4. dpeilow

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    The following timings are very preliminary:


    Saturday 21 May 2011

    · 8:00 a.m. Leave John o'Groats KW1 4YR

    · 11:00 a.m. Arrive Macdonald Aviemore Resort PH22 1PN (HPC)

    · 2:00 p.m. Leave Macdonald Aviemore Resort PH22 1PN (HPC)

    · 4:30 p.m. Arrive Dalmahoy Hotel, Kirknewton EH27 8EB (HPC)

    · 7:00 p.m. Leave Dalmahoy Hotel, Kirknewton EH27 8EB (HPC)

    · 10:00 p.m. Arrive Radisson Blue Hotel, Durham DH1 5TL (HPC)


    Sunday 22nd May

    · 1:00 a.m. Leave Radisson Blue Hotel, Durham DH1 5TL (HPC)

    · 3:30 a.m. Arrive The Nottingham Belfry NG8 6PY (HPC)

    · 6:30 a.m. Leave The Nottingham Belfry NG8 6PY (HPC)

    · 7:30 a.m. Arrive The Arden Hotel, Birmingham B92 0EH (ZCW 32 amp)

    · 8:30 a.m. Leave The Arden Hotel, Birmingham B92 0EH (ZCW 32 amp)

    · 11:00 a.m. Arrive Castle Hotel, Taunton TA1 1NF (HPC)

    · 2:00 p.m. Leave Castle Hotel, Taunton TA1 1NF (HPC)

    · 5:00 p.m. Arrive Land's End TR19 7AA
     
  5. Alan

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    Good luck guys! I hope this gets the publicity it deserves.
     
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    Best of luck guys...sounds like a great trip!

    (P.S. Don't forget to email Jeremy @ TG after every 55 mile segment to keep him apprised of your progress! :wink::biggrin: )
     
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    good idea do that! and good luck. take many photos!
     
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    I'm glad you are creating som positive buzz for Tesla in the UK.. with the BBC, Top Gear and the rest of the population against EVs you seem to need it :) I especially like that this is done before the Leaf Top Gear episode is aired.

    Cobos
     
  9. doug

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    Not just photos... You guys should certainly shoot video as well. Maybe Bobbyllew can hook you up with some cameras.
    Any scheme for getting charge status notifications?

    I'm a little surprised this looks like an endurance run. What's the rush? Why not get a nice 8 hours of sleep at one of those hotels?

    Enjoy the trip! :smile:
     
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    I did Lands End to John O'Groats with my late wife in our 1950 MG-TD. I'd love to do it in my Tesla Roadster. Have a great time and keep us updated.
     
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    Will it just be the two of you in the one Roadster, or will there be other vehicles coming along too?
     
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    just the two of us, no support vehicles.
     
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    I imagine you blokes will be quite well acquainted by the end of 900 miles!
     
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    #14 TEG, May 19, 2011
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    Have a great trip. I hope you get lots of news coverage.

    GSP
     
  16. mpt

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    Props to Andrew Bissell and Patrick Bird for their support in testing of the charging network too; you can hide but we'll find you and name names :biggrin:
     
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    A quick google news search shows a dozen or so sites have picked up the story including MSN and What Car. Great progress seeing you have not even set off yet!
     
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  20. GSP

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    Does anyone know what the various icons on the map represent? I see:

    Red Tesla Logos
    Gray Tesla Logos
    Gray Lightning Bolts
    Blue Lighting Bolts
    Yellow Circles

    GSP
     

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