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Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:15 pm

On Sunday I start my trip from Bath to Geneva to attend the Tesla Model S European launch http://www.teslamotors.com/en_GB/event/geneva-motor-show-0

I will be at the Goodwood Breakfast Club on Sunday and also take part in the Zurich to Geneva drive with ~30 Tesla Roadsters on 9th March.

I will be using the HPC 'fast' charge network and hotels along the route http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=213370990990417216424.00049f03c041e2f155540

My colleague Charles Roberts and I will be tweeting if you'd like to follow our progress;

http://twitter.com/zerocarbonworld

http://twitter.com/ZCWmarketing
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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:19 pm

It's pretty depressing that I can't drive to the adjoining county in California and return with 3000 LEAFs in California.

Good luck!

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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:19 pm

Bath near Bristol?

It doesn't look like there is much charging infrastructure between Bath and London.

Are you planning on taking the Chunnel?

Good luck!

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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:00 am

LakeLeaf wrote:Bath near Bristol?
yes... I'm stopping for breakfast with family near Southampton (quick charge at 32A) and then onto Ashford via the Goodwood Breakfast meeting. I'll stay overnight in Ashford where hotel has Tesla HPC (70A) Charging Station. Next morning I take the Chunnel and head south.

It's possible to undertake the whole trip non-stop fast charging on HPC's in UK and Europe. However, I'm in no hurry so will do an easy 200 to 250 miles a day with work and leisure filling the time :)
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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:42 am

KevinSharpe wrote:
LakeLeaf wrote:Bath near Bristol?
yes... I'm stopping for breakfast with family near Southampton (quick charge at 32A) and then onto Ashford via the Goodwood Breakfast meeting. I'll stay overnight in Ashford where hotel has Tesla HPC (70A) Charging Station. Next morning I take the Chunnel and head south.

It's possible to undertake the whole trip non-stop fast charging on HPC's in UK and Europe. However, I'm in no hurry so will do an easy 200 to 250 miles a day with work and leisure filling the time :)



Well Sink Me! Absolutely Wizard! Enjoy the lovely drive. Someday we will be able to drive coast to coast with a QC every so many miles.

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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:14 am

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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:23 am

Way cool!

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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:16 pm

605 miles for home :)

Trip photos http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.252666438155022.63460.115422645212736&type=1

Charlie's report on Day 2 - Lake Genval, Belgium to Saarbrucken, Germany http://www.zerocarbonworld.org/news/tesla-to-geneva-day-2
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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:34 pm

Looks like you very happy driving on "the wrong side of the road"
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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:29 pm

Such a cool trip. Will be following closely.

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