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Category Archives: Car

Henry VI, Part 2, Act 4, Scene 2

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers. I’ve heard back from my contact at Blue Point regarding the defunct electric car chargers. On 4th of August I was assured by Berkeley’s “Head of Estates” that matters were going to be soon resolved, and that a quick trip through Legal would see it […]

Lovely Rita Meter Maid…

The saga of the non-functioning SourceLondon / PodPoint units in Woolwich Arsenal continues, with the lightning pace usually associated with continental drift, and the rise and fall of mountain ranges. We had a period of about six weeks where one of the dead units would periodically and arbitrarily come back to life for enough time […]

Feeling blue

It has been said somewhere… and therein lies the state of the art when writing something that sounds profound on the Internet in the first half of the 21st century. Somewhere or other I read, unattributed, or with forgotten attribution, something vaguely like what I’m about to repeat without attribution: Greater London as a city […]

While they waited and listened in awe…

Erect and sublime, for one moment of time, In the next, that wild figure they saw (As if stung by a spasm) plunge into a chasm, While they waited and listened in awe. Benighted PodPoint Gill-Hank is now standing proudly and boldly erect! Yes indeed, workers from Berkeley were out over the last few days […]

Why Electric?

Ten reasons why having virtually all vehicles on London roads would be an outstanding idea: 1. You could walk down Oxford Street or Regent Street without needing an oxygen mask; 2. Birds would stop falling out of the sky, asphyxiated, when they crossed the M25; 3. It would be quiet enough to hear the sweet […]

Gill-Hank Progress

After pestering as many as people as I could, publicly, via Twitter by posting links to my previous, I finally have somebody admitting ownership of the unit: Dear Mr. Robert Hook, Following your message on Twitter regarding the charge point located at Cadogan Road West, please be advised that we have been reporting this charge […]

The Saga of Gill-Hank

Imagine, if you will, that you have arrived at a large and reasonably luxurious hotel, with a heavy bag in tow. The bag is not too much of a nuisance, it has wheels and so you can drag it along, but you sure wouldn’t want to have to carry it upstairs. You check in with […]

PHEV Charge hassles

I’m still trying to sort out where we can charge the car – Delia has found a charging point nearby that we can use for a short period to bleed in a little bit of charge – while we wait for the PodPoint at our front door to be fixed. Which might be an indeterminate […]

Phun with PHEV

Well, that escalated quickly. We went from thinking in November/December that we needed a solution for carrying more kit around than would fit in the Panda, to driving away from Portsmouth on 11th March in a brand-new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, paid in full (mostly from some money I had sitting in Australia, hoping the $AUD […]