… the BBC proudly showed us last week how its reporter Brian Milligan was able to drive an electric Mini from London to Edinburgh in a mere four days – with nine stops of up to 10 hours to recharge the batteries (with electricity from fossil fuels).
What the BBC omitted to tell us was that in the 1830s, a stagecoach was able to make the same journey in half the time, with two days and nights of continuous driving.
According to Google maps, London to Edinburgh is only 405 miles. My car could *almost* make it on one tank of gas, and at decent highway speeds would be able to accomplish the task (not counting breaks) in 5.4 hours. Google suggests the trip would take 7 hours 14 minutes, so I’m guessing that implies numerous roadblocks by zombies or something. But taking four *days* to travel a measely 400 miles? Ridiculous. Sure, electricity is virtually free compared to gasoline… but even at my current pathetic rate of income, an extra three days spent in transit would be a whole lot of time=money wasted.
If I must be forced to drive an electric car… gimme one of THESE: