First long journey in the Ioniq EV. 14 minute timelapse

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  1. Stuart Wright

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    Drove my daughter to an American Universities fair in London last Saturday.
    I used the Dashcam video and synchronised the console display video from a Mobius camera stuck to the top of the steering column to create a timelapse video.
    230 miles to London & back in an Ioniq EV....
     
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    when the batteries are faster to charge and last longer then i will consider getting one, at the moment it seems not enough charging points are available and if more people get these cars then more charging points will be needed as it could end up just like looking for a car park space.

    it's moving forward ok but we are a long way yet from it being the future.
     
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    Stuart,

    It's pronounced "Beckonsfield" ;)

    A very useful post, thanks. It does really sum up why I couldn't live with an Ioniq. As far as I can tell from the video, you spent roughly 2 hours charging to drive just 230 miles.

    Average driving speed was 50mph, if you add in charging time, the average speed drops to 34mph.

    If you could have made it to your destination without recharging and found a charger there, then the car makes a lot more sense.
     
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    It was a very good video, surprising how few chargers there are at motorway services. I noticed you were using your phone to start a charge, what happens if you forget your phone?
     
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    I don't know about the one's Stuart was using, but some of them take credit/debit cards and some also take an "account" card although that is being phased out in favour of apps. I also gather that the points often have problems and you need to ring home base to get them activated, so I'd suggest having a phone is fairly essential.
     
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    There is far too much reliance with having to use special Apps or making the use of a phone mandatory for using these chargers. I imagine life could be made much simpler to avoid having this charging process so complicated and liable to failure should your phone go down or lose its connection to the cellular network. And, indeed what happens if both bays are occupied?
     
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    The bright sparks who decided to create charge point networks, for no explicable reason, decided that installing a point and providing for a means of payment (contactless bank card anyone?) wasn't enough; and you had to join (for free) and have a smartphone app (free) in order to pay. Why, oh why?? This particular wheel was invented for fossil fuels - fill, pay, go - a long time ago and really, honestly, trust me on this (if you are out there reading) it didn't need any re-inventing.
     
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    I really liked that video. Even with my old fashioned petrol engine I would have likely made a stop at those exact services.

    Very interesting indeed.
     
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    You mean you still haven't got around to an EV yet :)
     
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    I'm postponing the inevitable...My wife and eldest daughter really don't like the one I want, you know the brand that shall not be named in any other thread ;) And none of the others are of interest at this moment in time.
     

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