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Geneva Motor Show - Zurich to Geneva on Friday, 9th of March 2012

Discussion in 'News' started by Kevin Sharpe, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Kevin Sharpe

    Kevin Sharpe Active Member

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    I'm planning to drive from the UK to Zurich early in March to join the Tesla Zurich to Geneva drive on Friday, 9th of March (followed by the Model S tour at the Geneva Motor Show).

    Any thoughts on potential routes from the UK to Zurich? Any recommended hotels, etc?
     
  2. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    #2 Eberhard, Jan 27, 2012
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    London - Brüssel -Saarbrücken - Endingen - Zürich! Victors Hotel in Saarbrücken host an HPC. Have a look a the Tesla Electric Highway. Hugo would be pleased to meet you in Saarbrücken, if possible.

    The HPC in Endingen offers true 70A

    We will join in Zürich.

    I will travel from Home via HPC in Böblingen to Zürich (only 430km)
     
  3. AnOutsider

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    ...unrelated, but w00t! That's my first child's due date :smile:
     
  4. AndrewBissell

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    Do you have a reference / link for the Tesla Electric Highway?
     
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    #5 Eberhard, Jan 27, 2012
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    Model S Beta will be there ?
     
  7. AndrewBissell

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    How user friendly! In the age of the web I'm surprised there isn't a web page...

    But wait! Why am I surprised? Tesla don't have a page for the UK HPC network either.

    Its strange and doesn't bode well for "supercharger" networks.
     
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    I will join the tour in Bern.
     
  9. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    any new information about the tour?
     
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    I'm hoping so. I've seen the Model S already and driven it (Yes, I'm still happy with that, haha!), but I'll go to Geneva if the Model S is there so:

    A. I can convince my colleague to reserve one
    B. My girlfriend can see the Model S :)
     
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    I'll be in the Tesla store Zürich next thursday. I will post any news then.

    wididh:
    c) we could make a "forum-meeting"
     
  12. Kevin Sharpe

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    #12 Kevin Sharpe, Jan 28, 2012
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    I have a couple of emails from Tesla but other than the date and the fact it's Zurich to Geneva everything else is in the planning stage... worth reaching out to your Tesla contacts to register interest... it would be great to have the largest ever gathering of Roadsters in Europe on the 9th March.

    Edit: Just received email from Tesla confirming I can release what I know...

    Outline:
    - 1st meeting point: Zurich store morning of the 9th.
    - 2nd meeting point: restaurant half-way for people from Bern or Basel or other areas to join us.
    - 3rd meeting point: just outside of Geneva Auto Show for all owners from that area.
    - The Road trip would ideally be accompanied by one or more journalists who each would be driving with one of the Roadsters (as a passenger).
    - We have a special parking lot reserved just outside the exhibition hall (see attached plan at P11) and there will be press coverage from the Salon itself.
    - After making a parade towards the parking, owners would then go to visit the Salon and of course our stand where they would get a small welcome drink and a “VIP tour” around the Model S.

    View attachment Plan P11.pdf
     
  13. Eberhard

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    #13 Eberhard, Jan 28, 2012
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    Hope to see the Model X there.

    if someone wants to join me on the ride? Feel free to contact me, sending a PM.
     
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    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    Tesla switzerland want to make the


     
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    Don't hope for a Model X, my best quess is that it won't be there.

    I surely do hope they send over a descent Model S :)
     
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    By the way, the Starling Hotel next to the hall on the map is a TOTAL RIP OFF and nothing at all special. I was there just last week and they even wanted about £30 extra for breakfast.

    LA COLOMBIERE - Hotel has tonnes more character and is located about 100m south east of Halle 1.
     
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    Plan to join the trip.
    Ride from Meilenwerk/Böblingen to Hotel Dolder Zürich (~200 km ) no problem.
    But Zürich to Genf (~320 km) kritical - so charging (32A) on the way should be planed.
    Will TESLA Swiss organize this?
    Martin
     
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    I do Zurich Nyon (between geneva andy Lausanne) regularly. No problems as long as you have fully toped off charge and drive in range mode at about 90 to 100km/h then you will get there with power to spare. I think there is an HPC at the La Reserve hotel which is right next door to the airport and should work great for the re-charge at the Geneva end. I am hopping to join the crowd but am not sure yet if I will be in Switzerland at the time.

    Hope to see you all then
     
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    I won't be able to make it to Geneva. Would have liked to meet you all and have a look at Model S, and eventually see more of Model X.
    @Martin > you can charge 32 amp at Grauholz (just north of Bern). If somebody takes the route over basel, i can offer my 32amp plug. Otherwise >LEMnet - Internationales Verzeichnis der Stromtankstellen

    Have fun


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