The problem with electric cars, we’re so often told, is range anxiety; that feeling that you get as the battery drains away potentially leaving you stranded miles from a plug socket.
Tesla’s impressive Model S mostly does away with those concerns, being able to go on for a claimed 312 miles, but that still leaves you a long way from your destination if you need to cross Europe.
However, Tesla’s network of ‘Supercharger’ stations enable a Tesla owner to recharge half their battery in as little as 20 minutes, and there are now 20 such sites in the UK.
This has finally opened up seamless travel from as far as Edinburgh right in to Paris and beyond. Full coverage of the UK is planned by the end of 2015, with more than 670 already up and running on the continent.
The latest sites, in addition to motorway and city centre locations, includes three Sainsbury’s supermarkets in Winchester, Exeter and Bristol.