Ard­na­mur­chan

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A FA­THER and son from Ip­swich are tak­ing on an emis­sions free coast-to- coast jour­ney, with Ard­na­mur­chan Light­house the west­erly check­point.

Be­gin­ning on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 6, Matt Porter, 48, and his fa­ther Ken, 75, will at­tempt to com­plete a 1,200 mile round-trip from Ness Point in East Anglia, the most east­erly point in the UK, to Ard­na­mur­chan Light­house, the most west­erly point in main­land UK, us­ing a Tesla Model S 100D elec­tric car.

The chal­lenge is ex­pected to last four days with breaks for ‘su­per­charg­ing’ at charge points along with overnight stays in Ull­swa­ter and Scot­land.

Matt said: ‘Tesla has kindly pro­vided a Model S 100D for our chal­lenge.

‘It has a range of more than 300 miles be­tween charges and recharge times as fast as 30 min­utes. We’re su­per ex­cited to be at­tempt­ing this chal­lenge to­gether and look­ing for­ward to some fa­ther and son time and amaz­ing scenery.’

The pair are also look­ing to have a num­ber of ex­changes of gifts, be­tween the two light­houses at either end of the route. Matt will be film­ing, blog­ging, vlog­ging and live stream­ing as much of the trip as pos­si­ble.

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