This is our preferred route but we still need to agree a Charging Plan with the Harbour Masters or Port Authorities at these locations. As we do this, more information will be posted here about the specific situation at each location, including whether the Charging Plan is Agreed, whether the infrastructure is installed and the location is deemed ‘Challenge Ready’ and whether the location is on a 100% renewable electricity tariff or even using it’s own renewable energy.
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The Challenge Route
Our STOP Locations have been chosen at approximately 35-50nm intervals around the coast. There is no other reason that that!
We need to create a daisy chain of charging solutions so that we can make a viable attempt to get round. They don’t need to be permanent installations though… having said that, one of the benefits of bringing media coverage to the Challenge means that we can highlight those Locations who are taking the lead in the evolution to a sustainable zero emissions future.
We will be calling at locations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland and will showcase the extreme breadth of provision of UK maritime activities from small commercial fishing harbours to some of the busiest commercial ports and largest natural deep-water harbours in the world. We visit Trust ports, English Heritage sites, Council run Harbour or Port Authorities, Gold Anchor marinas, tourist hot spots and remote coastal villages.
The boat will need access to a 22kW charging facility to enable a full charge time of less than 3 hours, but anything better or faster is a bonus. The WORLDs first rapid DC 150kW charging unit was installed this year in Plymouth and is testament to the UK’s leading position in the eMarine revolution.
For our Challenge to be viable we don’t need a network of these rapid chargers – we simply need something that is fit for purpose.
At some STOP Locations a harbour side EV charger will enable us to fast charge at 25kW DC or faster through our on board CCS connection or using an AC- DC inverter
Where a 63A or 32A 3 phase commando socket is available we can charge using an AC-DC inverter giving us a 20kW DC charging speed
There are a couple of locations where only a single phase supply is available and for these we will have to plan an overnight stop and use a Type 2 converter to charge through our 6.6kW AC onboard charger (OBC)
Using various adaptors, inverters and accessories available on the market we will demonstrate the options available for charging eBoats in the short/medium term future.