We have made it to the Novotel Hotel at Paris CDG! 400kms through 3 countries in one electric afternoon. We had 35km left of range when we pulled up at the door in fact.
It has been a slow drive, in part because we ran into rush hour around Antwerp and were averaging no more than 10km/h for a good hour. We also took it really slow (90km/h to 100km/h) in order to be sure to arrive with charge to spare as this is a new car and we are on unknown roads.
I also forgot to include in my plans for the day some lunch! So we stopped for a meal near Brussels too.
The reason I am posting this so late is that we have been trying to get the charge point here to charge the car faster, with Tesla’s fantastic tech support on the phone all the time right through to past midnight. The problem is that the socket here is a blue 32A single-phase one. These are great for the Roadster but as the adapter for such sockets does not yet exist for the Model S we were stuck with a slower charge rate (20kms for every hour of charge rather than the planned 40kms, or the hoped for 60kms!).
What this means is that tomorrow we will either barely arrive at IKEA in Tours, or we will have to charge first at the IKEA near here (IKEA are just awesome!).
We have some good photos but for now we will have to do with this one of Tesla Tilburg just as we arrived:
Tomorrow lets see how much range the car has and then we will start our tour of the French IKEAs!