Discover France the sustainable way - in an electric car! In this blog, we will share our experiences and tips for travelling to France in an electric car. From range challenges to local regulations and charging options, we will discuss everything you need to know to have a worry-free trip. So, if you are planning to travel in an electric car through the beautiful land of croissants, wine and culture to your holiday home with a swimming pool, read on and find out how to make the most of your electric adventure in France!
Ensure a worry-free trip to your holiday home with a pool in France by being well prepared! There are many useful apps and websites that can help you find charging stations and even find out prices and charging rates. So be smart in planning your itinerary and take into account the available charging stations along the way.
With the help of the following sites, we were able to find our way without stress and enjoy a hassle-free journey in our electric car.
- Tesla supercharger is a valuable source for finding charging points in France, especially for Tesla drivers, due to the website's comprehensive coverage, up-to-date information, user reviews, community-driven nature and user-friendliness.
- Another valuable source for finding charging points in France is Chargemap, because of its community-driven approach, mobile-friendliness, international coverage, additional information and account capabilities. It is a valuable source for electric car users looking for reliable and up-to-date information on charging points while travelling in France. (https://chargemap.com/map)
And remember not to drive until the last minute before charging! There's always the possibility that a charging station won't work or that the right plug is missing. So make sure you have enough time and margin to charge without stress.
Don't be put off by the charging time of an electric car, as it actually offers opportunities for a relaxing and enjoyable break during your trip to your rented holiday home with a pool! In fact, besides charging your car, you can also plan a delicious lunch during your charging break.
Each country has different regulations for using charging stations. So it is important that you are aware of the local regulations to avoid any surprises during your drive to your holiday home in the South of France. Here are a few key points to keep in mind:
Charging cards: France has several charging networks and providers, so it is useful to research beforehand which charging passes or apps are most common and best suit your needs. Not all charging passes that work in your home country are also valid abroad. So take several charging passes with you to be well prepared!
Type of charging points: In France, the European Type 2 charging protocol (Mennekes) is used for AC charging, and the CCS (Combined Charging System) or CHAdeMO standard for DC fast charging. Make sure your electric car is compatible with these charging standards and that you have the right charging cables or adapters with you.
Remember these points for a smooth and enjoyable car journey to your holiday home with a pool in the South of France.
So go on an adventure with your electric car in beautiful France, but make sure you are well prepared and have all the necessary information to fully enjoy your trip!
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