This morning we drove down from the Pyrenees to Montpellier with 100 Km of range left. However it took us 30 minutes to find the recharge point in IKEA (it was round the back in the loading area behind closed security barriers) and then…. our worst nightmare … It didn’t work!. It would try to charge but would fail after a much of ominous clicks and bangs.
It took another 45 minutes to find the maintenance engineer but in the end we explained how important it was to recharge the car (there were no other fast charge points within 50 Km) so he helped us find a red 32A 5 pin socket hidden behind there cardboard compactor.
I plugged in our portable wallbox and wished for luck… And we got it!
It was awesome to see the car charging at 102 Km per hour as we were very near to being stranded. Very many thanks to IKEA staff for being so helpful.
So now we are running about an hour and a half behind schedule, but at least we know we will arrive.