Driving in Spain / France

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itsjon
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Post by itsjon » Mon May 09, 2022 4:40 pm

I see that the Octopus Juice card seems to cover a lot of charge points in France / Spain.

Is it possible that a We Charge card and Octopus Juice card is all I would need from say Saint Malo to San Sebastian ?

Is it worth getting the ChargeMap card ? or does the Octopus Juice card cover the same locations ????

Lastly... Does the car automatically set itself into metric calibration or is that a user menu selection ?

thanks

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Anduain
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Post by Anduain » Tue May 10, 2022 8:20 am

Hi there, I live in Spain and I use my We Charge card at Ionity chargers, reliably. I also use ChargeMap in places.

Here's my post from last year which I hope will help a bit: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1185

Best!
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

OB1CCFC
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Post by OB1CCFC » Tue May 10, 2022 9:22 am

I think you should be fine with WeCharge and Octopus Juice. importantly giving you Ionity and Allegro (for France). I would personally do a large charge before entering Spain as it is patchier there.

I am off to southern France, Germany in 2 weeks.
Just checking on the miles to km malarkey.
ID3 1st Edition in glacier white. Wallbox charger. Octopus Go when the smart meter works (not often).

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Post by tomstring » Tue May 10, 2022 9:48 am

I don’t yet have my ID3 but when I drive on the continent in my Ateca (VW group car) it has the facility to just change the Speedo to KMH and leave everything else such as distance in miles. Fyi.

OB1CCFC
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Post by OB1CCFC » Tue May 10, 2022 11:09 am

Just go to the main screen (with all icons), then ‘Settings’, then ‘Units’. It then lets you change distance, speed etc to km.
ID3 1st Edition in glacier white. Wallbox charger. Octopus Go when the smart meter works (not often).

itsjon
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Post by itsjon » Wed May 11, 2022 2:25 pm

thanks everyone :)

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