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Long distance traveling

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by baslemmens, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. baslemmens

    baslemmens Member

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    With my Roadster I am thinking to take it out for long distance traveling through EU. Let's say I want to go from Southern Netherlands to Dolomites in Italy taking some scenic routes. (I love the idea already :)

    Does anybody have experience in finding high current charging spots to allow some more traveling than 1 tank (300 km) per day?

    When I have resolved my own fast charging needs I am willing to help others on their journey by providing access to my charging port.
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/3157-Charging-the-Roadster-EU-Style?p=57292#post57292
     
  2. ernst

    ernst 't is een grijze.

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  3. Alfred

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    Start with lemnet.org. Germany has a large number of 32A charge points. In Switzerland check in addition with TexxEnergy (http://www.texxenergy.ch/). They have several along the route south. If you plan a dash across some more passes (after snow melt) I can highly recommend Susten-Grimsel-Furka and then Gotthard. On the Grimsel there are two points with 32A provided for cars: Handeck and Grimsel Hospiz (charming hotels and restaurants, both) For those check with "Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG" (http://www.grimselstrom.ch/). Further South through Switzerland lemnet.org lists numerous 32A places and these are currently being converted to the European "Park and Charge" system. Lemnet.org leads you to the information. You might consider getting a "Park and Charge" key for Switzerland.
     
  4. Dragon

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    Here are the charging points in Italy: http://www.colonnineelettriche.it/
    I'm planning some long trips with the Roadster too, for example a coast trip Genova - Nice - Toulon - Marseille - Montpellier - Barcelona - Valencia - Madrid.
    But first I have to get the car.
     
  5. Alfred

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    Those "colonnine" appear to be rather for bicycles or scooters. Are there any 32A connections around?
     
  6. baslemmens

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    Thanks for this input, Does anyone already know if there are routeplanners that take chargepoint into account?

    And what connectors/conversions do you recommend taking with you?
     
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    #7 Dragon, Jan 30, 2011
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    Don't know. It's stated that it's a charging point from Coloumb and it's on a fair, so I would be surprised if it's only 16 A. I'll have to check personally to be sure.

    @baslemmens: I would take both connectors, the spare and the universal. The more possibilities, the better.

    Edit: Found something in Bolzano, but it's ultra lame²... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-OA2iyYQ2U
     
  8. baslemmens

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    Looks like a private parking space in Bolzano? Will it be available if you would like to use it?
     
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    #9 Talkredius, Jan 30, 2011
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    depending on when you start your tour and which route you want to take here some suggestions :

    End of Februar I'll have me "public" charging station (0-24h) ready ("Drehstromkiste") with [email protected], I'm already at lemnet.org but until february only with [email protected]
    (look for Hueckelhoven in lemnet.org)

    juwi in Woerstadt has a [email protected] with a Tesla connector, I already charged there and driving the country roads there is a great fun.
    http://www.juwi.de

    My employer , SEW, has a not yet public [email protected] charging point at our HQ in Bruchsal. I can give you access to it.
    (guess who's idea this charging point was :) )

    If you want to stay in this area overnight => http://kreuzberghof.de, [email protected], I'm not sure if they have [email protected], I'll check on 10.2., when I'm there again.

    recommended adaptors : [email protected](blue) to Schuko. [email protected] male to [email protected] female

    I often travel from Hueckelhoven to Bruchsal along the A61 or A3. Next time I'll visit some charging points from Lemnet.org near the A61.
    I think this people deserve some publicity for offering these charging points.

    BTW : take the route through the rhine valley to "The Loreley". It's very beautiful there in spring and summer.
     
  10. Dragon

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    It's not private, it's there for everyone. The charging as you can see in the video is with Schuko and therefore 16 Amps. Don't know if you have to pay, it seems free of charge.
    I'll post here if I get more details about charging points in and around Bolzano.
     
  11. baslemmens

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    Nice to see other Tesla owners opening up their charge spot to co-Roadster pilots. BTW does anybody have/know about a higher current charging spot capable of more than 32 Amps (1phase) ?
     

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