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Tour de France in a Roadster

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Gdriver27, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Gdriver27

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    Hi,


    I am the editor of TechVehi.com, I partened with Fabrice Capitaine a french eco-pilot to do the first Tour de France in an electric vehicle!

    The objective, 3400 kms (2112 miles) in only 7 days with our Tesla Roadster, you can find more details on the event's page here.

    The adventure starts next Saturday, I will post images and texts on this thread and on our site.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Beavis

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    That sounds lovely. Maybe next year you can follow that actual Tour de France in a Model S.
     
  3. dpeilow

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    Very cool.

    It would be helpful if you could post where you are charging and at what current, as some of us would also like to drive in France.
     
  4. Gdriver27

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    Looking forward to both already!
     
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    I will give indications on charging during the Tour, here is the map of our stops. Carte_sponsors.jpg
     
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    If you are starting next Saturday, maybe Kevin will meet you on the way back from Geneva :-D
     
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    France has beautiful routes and beautiful nature!
    Should be a beautiful roadtrip!

    Would indeed be interesting to know where to charge & stay, so we can do our own tour de france once!
     
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    was kevin not going thru Italy with eberhart after Geneve?
    I probably missed something
     
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    not this time... two weeks away is all I can spare :wink:
     
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    sounds like a great idea.... let me have the details :smile:
     
  11. Gdriver27

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    Hi Kevin,

    Some of our stages are long, but we can surely meet!
    Here is our route from South to North

    Wednesday 14: St Tropez _ Monaco _ Venelles (13770)
    Thrusday 15: Venelles _ Salaise sur Sanne (38150) _ Hospices de Beaune (21200)
    Friday 16: Beaune _Troyes (10000) and finish in Paris
     
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    #12 Gdriver27, Mar 13, 2012
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    Here is a quick video of the Roadster in Le Mont St Michel



    More videos to come and here is a glimpse at today's pictures
    P1010426.jpg P1010286.jpg


    French police called the Roadster their next "customer"...
     
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    I see the french police has excellent "customer"-service :biggrin:

    (nice pics & video)
     
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    #14 Gdriver27, Mar 18, 2012
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    We just ended the Tour de France this Friday, 3400km in 7 days, we achieved a minium consumption of 121Wh/km over a leg, average speed between 80 and 90kph.

    After the first video here are videos from 2 to 5

    Bordeaux, good wine and charcuterie...


    St Tropez, sweet road of La Garde Freinet


    Monaco, charging at the Automobile Club


    Paris, arriving in the middle of a supercar reunion, "Rallye de Paris" and spotting an Exagon Furtive eGT protoype
     
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    Superb - that must have been a tough drive.


    It'd be great to get full details of your charging arrangements (location, current, public or private, etc).
     
  16. Gdriver27

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    Quite...
    Waking at 5 am every morning, driving from 6 to 9 am, charging, then driving again from 3 to 6 pm, tough week!

    Very happy about the car, no problem faced apart from charging times on 16Amps and a ticking clock that obliged to leave for some destinations with an ideal range under the kilometers we had to do (max 10km of difference), we always managed to arrive with some range left.
     
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    I see that you stopped at a new charging point in Rouen.

    10mars2012 | Tesla | Premier Tour de France en voiture lectrique : jour 1 | Voiture electrique, vehicules hybrides, velo electrique, mobilite verte: TechnologicVehicles.com, showroom et actualites



    I'm very happy that Rouen has charging now because that means London to Le Mans is now possible (via Ashford). :) :)

    Do you have details on what current it supports and what plug type it is please?



    EDIT: This page would suggest they are 43kW, am I right? CREA - Communauté de l'Agglomération Rouen Elbeuf Austreberthe - Transports / Mobilité - CREA'VENIR


    I see underneath that it says they are considering equipping A13 service areas with rapid chargers. Can we have Aire Nord de Bosgouet please? :)
     
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    Well done!
    Congratulations!
    Please give us more information where and how you charged!
    I would love to do Route Napoleon Electrique!
     

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