Category Archives: b-bug project

Update on b-bugs 2012

Here is our latest update on b-bug 2012 progress.

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b-bugs for hire in 2012 ? – latest progress

As close followers of the b-bug project know, we have been trying to find ways to take the b-bugs from a free research trial of just 2 vehicles in 2011 to a viable b-bug rental scheme for the Brecon Beacons … Continue reading

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What’s happening now the trial is over?

People keep asking us “will I be able to offer b-bugs to my customers next season?” or even “can I hire a b-bug NOW?”. This is the nearest we can give to an answer right now. 1. The b-bug trial … Continue reading

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b-bug commuting experiences

Boris and Blodwen have been getting a serious workout as potential local work commute vehicles this month.  There are a couple of critical differences between triallists who are on holiday and working locals  – (i) people on their way to … Continue reading

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b-bugs for local commuting?

As the holiday season peters out, we’re experimenting with loaning the b-bugs to locals who’d like to try them for commuting to their workplace. Starting this week, we’ve currently got 6 people signed up to do this with journeys ranging … Continue reading

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How much does a b-bug cost to run?

“How far does a b-bug go on a single charge” and “How much does it cost to run” are two ethically challenging questions we are often asked.  We generally say “about 20 miles” and “about 50p in electricity for a … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons Electric Charge Point Network in Action

We have 19 cafes, pubs, shops and attractions signed up to be b-bug friendly charge points around the Brecon Beacons National Park. They provide  somewhere to park a b-bug with extension cable access to a 13 amp socket. In return, … Continue reading

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