EV road trip review: the 340-mile Cupra Born is the electric VW Golf GTi. The Cupra Born costs more than the VW ID.3 – the car it is based on – and it is available in two battery sizes, the larger of which (77kWh) promises 340 miles WLTP. So Jonny Smith embarked on a UK road trip from North Wales, across to Dublin (Ireland), up to Northern Ireland via the scenic route, then across to Scotland, finishing up in The Lake District (Northern England). There was fun to be had, and roads to be enjoyed, but what did he think of the Cupra Born?
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We apologise in advance for Jonny’s singing in this episode. Even if you aren’t interested in electric cars, hopefully the route he drove could serve as inspiration for one of your own British isles road trips in future. It can be done within a day, but Jonny wanted to stop for A) sleep and B) and naughty little Car Cave visit (coming soon on the channel – become a Patreon to find out more!).
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0:50 One charge?
3:00 Bad singing
3:23 Cupra brand history
4:50 Battery & power specs
5:17 Real world range
7:00 Consumption figures
8:12 Coastal route to Clogherhead
8:46 Design walkaround
11:00 Wheel & tyre specs
12:50 North to Mourne Mountains
15:07 Driving modes
15:55 Overnight stop
16:50 Charging overnight at hotel
17:36 Belfast ferry
20:15 Forest driving roads
20:32 Regen braking
24:10 Motorway to Lake District
25:00 Rapid charge stats
25:55 Cabin and interior tech
26:55 Awful infotainment
30:13 Boot space
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