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Model S: Belgium Brussels to Switzerland Neufchatel

Discussion in 'Europe' started by geek, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. geek

    geek Member

    Jul 10, 2014

    We've rented a Model S and are currently en route to Switzerland.

    Charged without a hitch in Trier although there were roadworks going on in the parking itself (near theater building) so be advised.

    Will post more later on.

  2. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

    Feb 11, 2008
    Sydney Australia
    Hi Phillippe,
    First drive in a Model S and its a road trip. Impressive!
    So who did you rent it through?
    Are you willing to say how much?
  3. geek

    geek Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    I don't want my post to sound like an ad for the rental company so no. ;)

    After Trier we drove the Radisson Blu hotel near Karlsruhe and hooked it up to a 11kW charger. Charging is free for guests.
    Then we headed for Freiburg and wanted to visit the city while charging. I decided on going to the Schlossberg garage by consulting because it is readily available for customers and the location is great. Unfortunately we had to wait a bit because the 2 places were occupied but not very long since one of them was a service car and the staff removed it promptly.
    Then we got to our destination with a comfortable 150km to spare.
    So the next day I went early to the supercharger in Lully on the other side of the lake and got to witness some pretty awesome charging. :)

    Today we tried to use the MOVE charger from groupe-e by sending an sms with a pre-paid swiss sim card but that didn't work.
    Fortunately a salesman lended us his card to get the charging going.

    I must I'm satisfied with the charging standards. I had zero problems, it just works. :)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Forgot to mention that there was only one charger at the Radisson Blu hotel.
    Anyway I got up early to check on the car and there was norwegian Tesla parked right next to ours.
    I promptly unhooked and hoped the other guest would hook it up early. It was hooked up shortly after. :)
    I he reads this: sorry man! Next time I'll put my room number behind the wind screen.

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