21 days - 9 countries - NO charge planning

Summer 2023

Electric vehicles are mainstream. The time for early adopters is over; we’re in full rollout mode now.  We went road tripping from the UK to the top of mainland Europe and back again. Over 8,000km in three weeks, with fixed destinations each night but without any charge planning until we got in the car each morning.

It’s a real-life demo of the state of charging infrastructure, what EVs can do, the reliability of the tech and the joy of a zero emission road trip.

The Route

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The Car

Tesla Model 3 in a field with Epic EV Explorer signage on car

A realistic experience, using a pre-refresh 2020 Tesla Model 3 with over 30,000 miles on the clock

Our nominated charity - Save the Children

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Electric vehicles are one step – but a significant step – on the path to a more eco-friendly future. Welcome to our site, with details of our long-distance electric vehicle road trips and adventures, plus the latest on electric car batteries, software and other innovations. We also take an in-depth look at e-scooter and e-bike news, plus give guidance on managing your electric vehicle and inspiration for places to visit. We encourage anyone interested in electric vehicles to keep an eye on this site and our social media channels for all the latest on our road trips and discoveries along the journey.

The EV rollout – where we are right now

The popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) is growing rapidly around the world. In the UK, for example, the number of EVs registered has increased by over 100% in 2022-2023. This growth is being driven by a number of factors, including government incentives, increasing range anxiety, and the growing availability of charging infrastructure.

Some countries are ahead of the curve when it comes to charging infrastructure. For example, Norway has over 100,000 public charging points, and it is estimated that there is now more charging capacity in Norway than there are petrol stations. Other countries with a strong commitment to EVs include the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden.

The future of EV charging is likely to be shaped by a number of factors, including the development of new technologies, such as wireless charging and bidirectional charging. These technologies could make it easier and more convenient to charge EVs, and they could also help to reduce the cost of charging.

Quick facts

  • The global EV market is expected to grow to over 200 million vehicles by 2030.
  • The US is the second-largest EV market, with over 4 million EVs on the road.
  • Norway has the highest EV market penetration in the world, with over 80% of new cars sold being electric.
  • The city of Los Angeles has the largest public charging network in the US, with over 10,000 charging points.
  • The city of London has committed to installing 100,000 charging points by 2030.

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