These past few months, which I’d call our ‘Social Media Warm-Up Phase’, we worked hard on getting the word out that hubby Rolf, Golden Lab Kye and I are going to cross Canada in a 100% electric Tesla Model X this summer to promote sustainable energy and zero-emissions transportation. I hope you’ve had fun following us so far! Now it’s time for a surprise:
The one thing we kept from you, the one thing we had planned from the start, but wanted to keep a secret for a little while longer, is…
We’re back on the road again, driving home, 3700+mi/6000+km. When driving the other direction in January, Rolf and I started thinking about ways to increase Electric Vehicle (EV) awareness with the businesses we were visiting along the way. Three weeks on the road mean a good number of restaurants, shops and hotels!!!
Yesterday, I finished my first long-range trip in my Tesla Model S – meaning my first long-range trip without my hubby Rolf carrying all the responsibility. Long-range in this case actually only meaning 320 km… It’s so much easier to let hubby take over – and blame him when something goes wrong or doesn’t work. So much more relaxing…Well, not this time… 😉
Less than 10 days before we leave. After ordering snow chains and charge adapters for the car, I feel I have to start planning our trip in more detail. In winter, the weather is always on the front of your mind. With an electric car, certain weather conditions can have a big effect on your range. However, there can also be weather that makes the trip outright dangerous or impossible. Continue reading →