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    Re: Moved to electric: My Tesla Adventure

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    Maybe they were going for US army rangers as their inspiration?
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    Re: Moved to electric: My Tesla Adventure

    Long drive back from France went well. No real issues. I had to step on it, so compared to the planning, there was less driving and a bit more time for charging.

    This was the plan:


    Drive back ended up like this:


    All times are UK - I left 15-20 minutes later than I had planned. There was some fog on the roads which was a bit of a pain at first. I also had a blablacar passenger I picked up at Saintes and took her to Rouen en-route.

    I shortened my charging time at Rouen to add another quick "splash'n'dash" from the MSC on the A16. Last bit was "fun".


    Still enjoying the car immensely, and despite the few niggles I've had, the combination of Supercharger network, comfort, toys, sheer driving power and pleasure mean I really am in it for the long run
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    Re: Moved to electric: My Tesla Adventure

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    Re: Moved to electric: My Tesla Adventure

    What would be helpful for cross channel trips would be charging on the eurotunnel.

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    Re: Moved to electric: My Tesla Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by hb904460 View Post
    What would be helpful for cross channel trips would be charging on the eurotunnel.
    True, and I had thought of that. But if you're only on the train for 30 minutes, anything other than a rapid 50kW+ charger isn't going to help much, and those are super expensive, so I doubt it's worth the investment. They would also probably be limited in numbers due to power requirements - I don't know the ins and outs of electrical engineering on the locomotives, but I doubt there's provision for a high power tap off going through the carriages.
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    Re: Moved to electric: My Tesla Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by tfboy View Post
    True, and I had thought of that. But if you're only on the train for 30 minutes, anything other than a rapid 50kW+ charger isn't going to help much, and those are super expensive, so I doubt it's worth the investment. They would also probably be limited in numbers due to power requirements - I don't know the ins and outs of electrical engineering on the locomotives, but I doubt there's provision for a high power tap off going through the carriages.
    There's a fair amount for lighting and similar auxiliaries, but I don't know about a bunch of 50 kW charger feeds. The main locomotive pulls up to 7 MW, so that would be a fair amount of additional draw.

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