Just wanted to post some photos from a visit to Scoil Realt na Mara in Skerries yesterday. The ecar has been to the school on every school visit since September but it has never gotten as much attention as yesterday when children from all classes from 3rd to 6th took part in a Green Machines workshop and stood outside in the cold and wet weather to hear about the ecar and have a little demo in the school yard! There was great excitement when a few children from 3rd class were even allowed take a seat in the car for a quick whizz around the school yard to hear how quiet the car is. They children couldn’t believe that the car plugged in ‘just like your mobile phone’ at night time and compared it to ‘like having your own petrol station at home’!!!!!!
Just something I’ve been wondering that the other ambassadors might be able to give advice on. Has anyone left the car all day at an AC charge point to charge? There is an new AC charge point at the carpark at our local train station in Rush/Lusk! It would be great on mornings when I’m taking the train into the city to charge the car up for the day. I’m just wondering firstly, the same question that arises often, if I have to pay for parking at the station for the day if I leave the car to charge? There is nothing at the station to indicate whether it’s free to park there is you are charging the ecar. Is there a policy at train stations on ecar charging and free parking or is it something that still being worked out? Also – would it be safe to leave the car all day long. So far I have only used the AC public charging points for a quick ‘boost’ if I feel I’m running too low on juice to get me home or I need to do some extra mileage on a journey that I hadn’t planned for. Is there ever an issue of vandalism or people just meddling with the lead/charger because they are curious? I know that the lead locks into position when it’s charging but it’s still a concern I have with leaving the car for a longer period of time. Any comments welcome !