Posts Tagged ‘Talybont Energy car project’

In which Mr Chips goes on Holiday…

June 5, 2010

On Sunday 17th May Mr Chips left his safe haven in Henderson Hall, Talybont-on-Usk and made his way ever northwards to the highlands of Scotland. On this journey, he was subjected to several stops in motorway service stations for his passengers to relieve themselves. Unanimously the best of these was Tebay services on the M6 near the Lake District. It even has a duck pond and a farm shop!

Once in Scotland Mr Chips had a rest for 4 days on a delightful farm north of Glasgow, before making his way even further northwards alongside Loch Lomond and up up up past Ben Nevis to Fort William to pick up the tired and footsore walkers from the end of the West Highland Way.

Back in Glasgow he was replenished in the delightfully named Apple Fuels. 100% Biodiesel and only 92p per litre. The journey home was tedious but would have been much worse in our tiny car so a HUGE Thank you to Mr Chips, who made it back     -600 miles back to Talybont on a full tank. Pretty sure that would take some beating!

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Talybont Green Car project is Launched

February 15, 2010

We launched our long-awaited Green Car Project at our Talybont Energy Freecycle event on Saturday 13th February. There was cake, balloons, a speech, fizzy drinks and lots of people to stand in the cold and clap – what more could you ask for?

It’s now Day 2 and both cars are booked out and busy – all-electric Bluebell has been in and out of Brecon carrying one of the project members to his Welsh class. Mr Chips (who runs on 100% biodiesel) is off in Aberystwyth today and off to Launceston tomorrow. We need to average around 1500 “zero carbon” replacement miles a month to reach our 10% reduction target. It looks like we are on our way…