The Tesla Motors company had invited us to Alpbach in Austria earlier this week to experience driving their Models S and X in snow, to show off the AWD capability of their cars.
And they also offered us the opportunity to drive a Model S all the way back to Dublin. It was one of those invitations one couldn't turn down.
|Under the sea on the Eurotunnel.|
|Charging at lunch stop in Nancy, France.|
|Overnight charging in Dorint Hotel, Zurich.|
|Overnight charging in Chateau Rhianfa, Anglesey.|
It was long and sometimes hard driving each day, far more than anyone on holidays would sensibly do, and in a variety of conditions which included torrential rain. But it showed very much to us that electricity can be just as convenient a power source for a car as any other 'fuel'. And that the Tesla S as a touring car would pull the socks off much of its luxury car competition.
|The oldest and the newest, on the historic London to Holyhead road.|
But we thought you'd like to have a taste of 'That Was the Tesla Week That Was' (with no apologies to the BBC's TW3 satirical programme of the early 60s).