It had to happen eventually. Coming back last night from a location near London I run out of juice about 1 mile from home. My evening driving was all planned in advance with a fully charged battery and an hour charge at a planned location for the return trip I will have add enough battery energy to take me back home.
Unfortunately I got lost twice on the way to my destination making my journey much much longer than anticipated (I could not make my Google Map work as it did before updating the Android software on my phone!!!). As I was going to be late I only charged for about 20 minutes at the planned location and headed to my destination.
For the journey back I stopped to another location and charged for another 30 minutes while having a drink in a bar in Kingston-Upon-Thames. I wanted to stay longer but the bar was closing as it was already 11.00 PM. I had 32% and a reading of 17 miles.
By then my phone was almost flat so I could not check the distance and only guessed that I may have just enough battery charge to take me home if driving extra carefully… But it didn’t work that way. The mileage kept coming down rapidly and I even drove with as little headlight as possible whenever possible.
I reach zero mileage and no bars left and repeated Bip when driving on the A40. I was really getting scared that I will have to stop on this busy A road (cars driving out of London) with no hard shoulders but the Twizy managed to give me that little bit of extra power to get me just out of the A road and stopped about half a mile later with no juice left.
With no phone I was hopeless so I walked the last part of my journey home.
I also realized that I do not have the Renault recovery number with as it is not in the log book or poach. I will call them this morning but first I will try to take my extension lead with me and see if I can plug it in the entrance of a building with flats as the Twizy stopped just opposite one!