The Self-Driving Electric Car Revolution is coming sooner than you think

As a Tesla Model 3 reservation holder in London, I’m pretty excited about Tesla’s latest announcement. In case you missed it, the big news is that…

All Tesla Cars Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware

This is a pretty big deal. Right now, all new Tesla Model S and Model X cars are rolling off the line with the hardware to enable fully autonomous driving. The software is not there yet, but Tesla released a video showing what it is already capable of:

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Tesla Model S Road Trip – Day 4

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On our last full day with the Tesla Model S, we started off from our AirBnB at Breil/Brigels with a fully charged battery thanks to our hosts kindly allowing us to charge overnight. This saved us quite a bit of time and meant we had no worries about range as we headed to our first destination. On the way we stopped for breakfast in Chur, where I was able to take advantage of Autopark for the first time…

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Tesla Model S Road Trip – Day 3

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It was a beautiful sunny day in Switzerland when we awoke on day 3 in Wilderswil, near Interlaken. After a complementary hotel breakfast we headed for our first destination at Alpnachstad. We had not charged overnight, but had plenty of range left for the 56km drive along a surprisingly twisty and fun road.

Heading for Mount Pilatus
Heading for Mount Pilatus

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Tesla Model S Road Trip – Day 2

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At the end of day 1 we had arrived at my friend Matt’s house with 115 km of range remaining. After charging overnight from a regular domestic 13A socket, the next morning we were up to 271 km. So the car was not fully charged, but this was more than enough for the day’s activities until we reached our first Tesla Supercharger stop on the way to Switzerland.

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156 km of range gained overnight – thanks Matt!

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Tesla Model S Road Trip – Day 1

– See Electric Road Trip – 4 days in a Tesla Model S for introduction

So the big day finally arrived! On July 14th, 2016 we found ourselves in the lobby of the Mercure Hotel in Salzburg, Austria waiting for the delivery of a Tesla Model S from Greenride.at which would be ours for the next 4 days. Finally, out of the torrential rain the distinctive shape of the Tesla appeared…

First sight of Telsa Model S – ours for the next 4 days!

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Why I’m voting to Remain in the EU

RSS Boaty McBoatface (now RSS Sir David Attenborough)
RSS Boaty McBoatface (now RSS Sir David Attenborough)

Some say, it’s a bad idea to trust the great British public to make any important decision. Just remember the infamous online poll which decided to name a new polar research vessel “Boaty McBoatface”. But now the British public are to be asked whether Britain should stay in the EU – despite the fact that the population is overwhelmingly ignorant about the issues surrounding this referendum. Indeed, a survey by Ipsos MORI showed that the public are “wrong about nearly everything”. Continue reading “Why I’m voting to Remain in the EU”

Electric Road Trip – 4 days in a Tesla Model S

In July we will be taking a drive through through Southern Germany, the Swiss Alps and Austria. 1,600km over 4 days, taking in high speed German Autobahns, twisty Alpine passes and beautiful scenery. But this will be a road trip with a difference – we’ll be doing the journey in a Tesla Model S. For those who don’t know, the Tesla Model S is a large, luxury saloon car (or sedan in the US) which is 100% electric and can go over 250 miles on a charge.

Tesla Model S spotted in San Francisco
Tesla Model S spotted in San Francisco

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