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Hello Forum from Cornwall. I hope you are all safe and well. Reading some of your posts regarding waiting times for new EQC’s. I have recently bought a used 1886 model. So I haven’t had to wait for a new one…! The EQC 1886 is a great MB… I have had several electric cars, but the EQC ticks all of the boxes… Are there many Forum members that live in the West Country…?
 

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Hi mate, I am from Yorkshire but my first ever trip in my EQC was down to Polperro where we stayed for a week back in June - fantastic scenery! Enjoy
 

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Hello mate from Yorkshire, its 350 miles from York to Polperro, both ways…! I am interested, as are other Forum members… How often did you stop to charge, and where did you charge, and what ranges did you achieve…? As we all know the UK’s charging infrastructure needs improving…! Yes there is fantastic scenery in many locations in Cornwall, as there are, in many locations in Yorkshire. I live at Carlyon Bay and have two home chargers. One by my front door and the other in my garden garage. I used to have two electric cars… If ever you are in Cornwall again, you can charge using one of my home chargers. It’s also a five minute walk to a beach… Is your EQC your first electric car…?
I like this youtube review…
 

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Morning,

As we have a 2 year old, we have to break the journey up with a couple of nights on the way down, Drove to Gloucester and charged at a BP Pulse early doors before the wife and little 'un woke up, really nice location next to a restored canal. The next night we stayed in Bude & there's a GeniePoint in the main car park there.

Whilst in Polperro we'd use the GeniePoint in Looe to top up and when we stayed in Penzance for a night there was a Swarco charger right opposite the Premier Inn we stayed in.

On the way back we used an Ionity (had to wait a while) and then an EcoTricity charger to get us home in one go.

TBH we found the public charging experience very easy to live with, my car is averaging 2.8/mpKWh since collection (4k miles in last 3 months) and is showing a total (at 100% of around 230 miles) and we've found that quite accurate, though I've only had the car whilst it's been quite warm, I expect this will drop well off in the colder weather.

Yes this is my first electric car, we're booked back in to Polperro again for next June already, although we will have another child with us again this time :) I may take you up on that kind offer! We stopped for a couple of hours in Charlestown on the way back from the lost gardens, very close to you!

Andy
 

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Hello Andy,
Thanks for the info of your trip down to Cornwall.
Reading your message, it reads like your EQC will be a great family vehicle…!
Charlestown is a lovely area. Did you see a tall ship…?
We used to be able to see Charlestown, and often saw a tall ship from our last house, which had a lovely sea view, PL25 3SF.
But we moved a few years ago, to a different area in Carlyon Bay, PL25 3QB.
When you have a lovely view, when the weather is wet and windy, its very wet, and very windy…!
My wife has MS and she was finding it difficult at times to have a short walk in our garden.
I have included photos of our view… Your 2 year old might never have seen a tall ship…?
What car did you have before the EQC…?
4k miles in last 3 months… That’s 16k a year…!
I presume you have a home charger, and the ability to charge easily in Yorkshire…?
Cheers
Kevin
 

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