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.