Last weekend we went back to Valencia, all 5 of us plus the dog. That’s becoming a simple drive now… 2 hours at normal highway speeds, then a rest stop at the Alarcon Parador, and then another 2 hours to our final destination.
So, on Friday we will do something a little more challenging… We will all pile into the Model S and do our anual drive from Madrid to The Alps, a week’s snowboarding, and then the return trip.
That will be 1400kms each way with a 1800m climb in the final 15kms. We will do two overnight stops with a total of 4 recharge stops on the way: Zaragoza, Seu d’Urgell, Montpellier and Grenoble.
I’ve got snow chains (not easy for 21″ wheels) plus snow socks if we are in a rush, and the car park at the resort seems to have a power outlet where we can leave the car charging during our week’s vacation.
To be honest, it is not quite the same as our normal drive… instead of arriving Saturday evening we are going to arrive Sunday morning. This is a shame, but if we can do the entire trip in an electric car, all 5 of us plus our gear, well I think it will have been worthwhile.
I’ll post details of the trip tomorrow, and we’ll blog as we go along so you can follow our progress.