Hi, I am the owner in Rayleigh but often spotted in Leigh where I work! I spoke to a few companies about charging without any real information or help but then found Polar Network (Chargemaster) and they were brilliant and answered all my questions. I sent off for my card (£10 a year) and went to both points in Southend, Seaways car park and opposite Sainsburys in London Road. You hold the card on the top reader and the flap opens for your particular choice… 3 pin plug. The Twizy lead is too thick for it to close completely so I use a small trailing lead to connect. When it closes up, the lights go green and off you go to do your shopping etc. while your Twizy gets a free boost.
I used my car in rain, snow, ice, gales and finally relented and put the windows in when the snow came through one window and out the other which meant I couldn’t see where I was going!! I just wear outdoor clothing as if I was walking to my place of work. When the sun shines there is no better feeling. The driver is well protected but the passenger does get a bit more of a breeze!
You become a bit of an Eco warrior when you are behind a fume emitting vehicle and you also have celebrity status everywhere you go so be prepared! Soon there will be more of us and the novelty will wear off but it is the best fun I have ever had. I have driven every car imaginable: a Ford Thunderbird 1962, Jensen Interceptor, Ferrari, Aston Marton, Spitfire, Smart Roadster, Jensen Healey, and so on but no car has made me smile as much as this.
So to the others… When are we meeting up? How about a pub run?