After work I went to get the meat for our BBQ later today in Germany and then I rushed to Knokke. Rushing isn’t that easy when there’s a shitload of crappy drivers in front of you!
Knokke must be one of the furthest away outskirts of Belgium and god knows why they put it there. Probably a metaphore for ‘only the persistent get what they want’. In this case: a testdrive with the Renault Twizy.
The Twizy is a futuristic car the size of a motorcycle. It’s not that futuristic as Messerschmidt and BMW built similar cars right after the second world war but it runs on nothing else but electric power. It can reach a top speed of 80 km/h and brings you 80 à 100 km far with a full battery. Don’t try to do Brussels-Knokke-Gent-Brussels with it, you won’t make it. It takes around 3 hours to fully charge the batteries. Basically, it’s only good for soccer moms with one child as there is only one seat behind the driver and not even room for a soccer bag. Hmm. Ok, it’s only good for city yuppies with 7.000 euros to spare.
Afterwards, I networked a bit about building apps and then I drove to Ghent, an hour later than planned. That’s what plans are for…