Blog: We hit the road in a Tesla Model S for a trip to Norway!

Time 2:23 pm, February 10, 2015


CAR Dealer Magazine has hit the road for a mega trip across Europe using the Tesla Supercharger Network.

All this week we’ll be reporting from across the continent as we test how far the Model S can take us and how easy Tesla’s chargers are to use.

Fellow writer Chris Lloyd, photographer Johnny Fleetwood and I made it to Germany on day one thanks to three superchargers, one Model S P85 and a train that goes under the sea (who knew?).

We spent the night in Dusseldorf where, thanks to some very desperate banging on the door and upsetting the neighbours, we managed to get a good night’s sleep in a nice little apartment.

It’s definitely a lifestyle I could get used to. Currently, we’re enjoying a McCafe coffee near Dortmund while the Tesla charges and we watch the range climb thanks to the app.


This is supercharger number four and, painfully, charging has so far added around four hours to our journey – a considerable amount more than the traditional fuelling option.

However, this would have taken a large chunk out of our (the boss’s) wallet and we can sleep easy knowing our travel costs are coming out of Elon Musk’s pocket instead.

Cheers Mr Musk. More, the next time I get internet access that’s free.


Rebecca Chaplin's avatar

Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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