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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2020, 05:35:22 PM »

There are some tidy little Axiam cars out there these days (nice smart fortwo generic notably).
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2020, 06:01:45 PM »

There are some tidy little Axiam cars out there these days (nice smart fortwo generic notably).

Those Axiams are a flipping menace, enough to drive you to drink, which is exactly what most of them are used for hysteria

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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2020, 07:27:30 PM »

Does that mean our Smart fortwo Brabus 450 is classified as "a menace"  or is it a gallic thing only?
(likes small vehicles that are often designed for carrying two* & still have a bit of oomph for quick overtaking as needed).

*And a boxer dog, ..sod the wifes french bulldog!

I banged 10 worth of 3mm sound deadening mats on the engine cover & it made a world of difference to perceived driving comfort (cabin noise) of a harsh 3 cylinder 700cc engine.

The daughter is wanting to drive it to the Alps when she passes her test.

Whose engines are in the axiam's?
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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2020, 09:37:08 PM »

I still cannot get used to the wine with lunch at the excellent motorway stops / mega-carrefour eateries.

Many years ago my wife broke her back in France and was surprised at the smell of alcohol coming off the ambulance drivers. They also stopped at the cash point on the way for her (well her friend) to get money out to pay for the trip to the hospital.
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2020, 06:59:32 AM »

Wow, lots of questions!

Here's what I got up to yesterday.   https://www.relive.cc/view/vXOdBzdkp4q



I didn't bring any breathalysers - they're no longer mandatory - but I avoid alcohol when I've got to get behind the wheel of a 1800kg machine.

I kept a keen eye out for the signs alerting drivers to the upcoming speed cameras on the Autoroutes, but other than that didn't see a single Gendarme the whole way down.

I have been billed for the Supercharging sessions, so maybe the referral credit only applies once the referring owner has actually bought, paid for and collected their own car? We'll see. Either way it's still massively cheaper than petrol!

I've got a fair amount of downhill to drive today to get back down to the valley and on to the next stage of my trip - I'm heading to Bedoins in the foothills of Mont Ventoux today to spend a couple of days there.   However, a gentle little 3 mile stretch of downhil yesterday gave me a chance to regen instead of engine braking and that 3 miles I consumed just 30Wh.  I'll keep an eye on that!


 







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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2020, 08:32:41 AM »

How'd you get the bike in the car? Both wheels off? Seats down?
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2020, 09:27:12 AM »



I actually brought 2 bikes with me...

But yes, wheels off, back seat down and placed carefully in the rear. Surprisingly easy.
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2020, 09:54:08 AM »

Fair play to you Dan,
     Much respect, I am impressed
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2020, 01:41:09 PM »



I actually brought 2 bikes with me...

But yes, wheels off, back seat down and placed carefully in the rear. Surprisingly easy.

Hi Dan, which two of the three bikes in that photo are yours?

I'd pay good money to see you do 56 or 112 miles on the far right one.  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2020, 01:57:33 PM »

Nice one Dan Grin
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2020, 07:38:42 PM »

So here is a Couple of photoS of the downhill experiment







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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2020, 07:40:13 PM »

An empty Ionity

And it had to happen eventually- my destination for tonight in Bedoins and all 3 EV charge points are ICEd







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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2020, 08:15:05 PM »

The nearest car was a BMW. I would expect no less of the owner.
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2020, 03:39:33 PM »

I have the owner my very best evil stare when we both left the restaurant later that evening!

Today I cycled up this little hump.











And have gone back to the hotel to stick the car on charge ready for my next stage of my road trip tomorrow.  I guess these Tesla destination chargers are 3 phase AC?  The car itself is limiting it to 11kW I think?

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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2020, 03:48:15 PM »

Mont Ventoux by Jove, well done.
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