Birchanger Green

Friday, September 2nd. I was tired of all the driving done so far to get here. But since I do love to cruise on the Model S, – that btw drives almost on its own (autopilot) and doing so it is very comforting for the driver -, I was thinking to chase some more superchargers before the late afternoon meeting. Time would be plenty. But fatigue, and the beggining of building the plan for the return voyage, – yes, you do need a well devised plan to traverse Spain -, made me get out of the house relatively late. I was planning to go to three very nearby supercharger locations, and maybe one outside London. Guess what? Going by car to very near places would take more time than going outside London, according to Google maps. Traffic in this city is a killer. I wisely decided – so I thought – to go only to the outside spot, postponing the nearby locations for the comingup weekend. The place to go? Birchanger Green, upnorth.

Arriving to the general destination location was a breeze. Being there and driving to the particular spot of the supercharger stalls was a whole new other experience. It so happens the area is a big resting area. Managed by traffic lights to avoid congestion on the M11. It is also near an airport. Maybe I did not pay enough attention to the satnav congestion information before departuring there, maybe I was just eager to visit yet another supercharger location. The traffic to get in was SLOW, did not stay long, the traffic to get out was SLOW: Friday, what would you expect?

Thought I would not make it on time to the meeting back in London, but I did: the Model S satnav updates the driving path in realtime to avoid traffic, provided there are driving alternatives. It works very well. I can’t have enough of this car.

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Three nearby supercharger spots served by Friday trafficjams, no thank you very much

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An ecological biker driver looking to an ecological gorgeous electric car
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The place is served by a narrow one way in – one way out passage that is regulated by traffic lights to avoid congestion on the M11: this is a perfect bottleneck for the perfect localized trafficjam
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