I'm getting my S85 on the 24th, and a couple of days later I'll be stretching it's legs by going to Reims
I've been playing around with EVTripPlanner and because there's no superchargers in the Reims route ( on around St Quentin would be ideal), this seems like the quickest way to do this journey:
Go as fast as legally possible ( should be clear roads that early in the morning on the 26th) and stop at Maidstone for a 80% recharge ( since from 80% to 100% it will take quite a while). Any idea how long that charge will take? EVTripPlanner says I should have used 30 kWh by the time I got there. So I'm guessing 20/30 minutes?
Pot along for the next 30 miles to the Tunnel (11.4 kWh)
Now I have two choices, both of them require driving slowly
a) I go straight to the Ikea charger ( 22kw type) in Reims at at 90kph/55mph. Distance is 170 miles, 3h, 56.2 kWh and do an 1h30m charge ( for 150 miles), that would be enough for the days in Reim and to get to the Senlis Supercharger heading home.
b) Drive to the Senslis Supercharger at 60mph/100kph (150 miles, 2h24m, 50.1 kWh). Charge to 80% while having and have lunch (1h? ) and then drive to Reims (29.2 kWh) at normal speeds.
If I need a top up during the couple of days I'm in Reims then go to the local IKEA
Are both of these feasible? Are there any better routes?
I've looked around and all the other charging points I've found require a some kind of card... Why can't they just charge for it via a credit card??