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Can Trump get any more dangerous to democracy & his GOP supporters get any dumber?
Like a kid who wants his primary school closed down because he still doesn’t accept he lost the egg & spoon race 30 years earlier, Trump wants to abolish the US constitution because he lost

Very happy 190th birthday to the wonderful Jonathan - St Helena's giant tortoise, who is the world’s oldest known land animal. The UK's Overseas Territories are custodians of extraordinary and unique biodiversity. @StHelenaGovt @GO_ASHT

An insane photo from Kharkiv, Ukraine today. Two police officers looking at a fragment pile of Russian rockets that hit Ukraine's second largest city. h/t @alexbakus #Kharkiv #Ukraine️ #ArmUkraineNow #RussianWarCrimes

The Brexit dream is dead. There are no trade partners out there desperately seeking to do business with the UK. We are too small & far too far away.

Brexiteers should swallow their pride, stand aside ASAP & let the pragmatists do their best to rebuild bridges with the EU.

Paperwork that goes with a single delivery of goods from the UK to Poland post-Brexit. 17 bits of paper when before Brexit, all that was needed was one - the invoice. Why should any EU importer buy from the UK when they can buy hassle-free from the single market?

Brexit is daft.

@GrahamCockroft @GinnyBuckley @ElecHighway @bppulseuk @InstaVoltUK @Mark_J_Harper @ElectrifyingCom @transportgovuk @GRIDSERVE_HQ @raymasseytweets @AAPresident @Jesse_Norman Think someone recommended a Moto Rugby, i concur. Sadly no Tesla chargers for non Teslas on your route up M1 yet. Prices from major UK DC charging networks are now well above petrol & even diesels unless you have a manufacturer discount
Charging guide here

@Dragon2611 @GinnyBuckley @ElecHighway @bppulseuk @InstaVoltUK @Mark_J_Harper @ElectrifyingCom @transportgovuk @GRIDSERVE_HQ @raymasseytweets @AAPresident @Jesse_Norman Yes motorway BKs are expensive..often have dry buns too!

@LincolnshireMan @GinnyBuckley @GrahamCockroft @ElecHighway @bppulseuk @InstaVoltUK @Mark_J_Harper @ElectrifyingCom @transportgovuk @GRIDSERVE_HQ @raymasseytweets @AAPresident @Jesse_Norman Indeed. In summer congestion is your friend efficiency wise on the route south but I’m guessing this time of year could be a steady 85mph. Hope you’re enjoying MG4..can’t wait to try one
Do wish the lighter interior or sunroof was a UK option tho

@LincolnshireMan @GinnyBuckley @GrahamCockroft @ElecHighway @bppulseuk @InstaVoltUK @Mark_J_Harper @ElectrifyingCom @transportgovuk @GRIDSERVE_HQ @raymasseytweets @AAPresident @Jesse_Norman I would add the Tesla app for that
A higher proportion of French superchargers are open to non Tesla’s
Newer ones 250kW often in hypermarket cars park
A fair number let u drive thru a stall so even Taycans can use them
winter efficiency at French motorway limit wont be great!

@GinnyBuckley @ElecHighway @bppulseuk @InstaVoltUK @Mark_J_Harper @ElectrifyingCom @transportgovuk @GRIDSERVE_HQ @raymasseytweets @AAPresident @Jesse_Norman Not sure Keele is very useful when it’s working either. On their best day without a car sharing the supply those replacement electric highway units only manage 60kW
Hubs are brilliant but normal units are useless on a long trip unless you’re stopping for a 3 course burger king!

So in a nutshell these new cars will leave owners struggling to avoid bumps & scrapes and even small dogs in even the most basic parking manoeuvres
All because Tesla chose to remove before any replacement is ready. Customers will resent every day of delay
@elonmusk @TeslaOwnersUK

Your thoughts on the new Quicksilver colour, will it be your next Tesla colour? Only available in Europe and the Middle East (UK hopefully soon).

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David Nicholson

David Nicholson Is the founder of Rivergecko Ltd & MyUrbanCar which provide consultancy and advice for drivers and fleets to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuel transport to clean vehicles powered by renewable energy on land water and air.

The @MyUrbanCar twitter feed is a source of news & reviews of electric & plugin cars and vans in the UK.
The @rivergecko twitter feed & websites bring news and opinion on cleantech transport including cars, vans, buses, trucks, shipping, rail & aviation as well as autonomous vehicles & renewable energy, air pollution & motor industry news.

David Nicholson has worked as an underwriter at Lloyd's of London since the 1980's. His interest in technology goes back many years including interactive mapping, apps, green tech, boats, solar and cars.