Tesla: John o'Groats to Land's End

  • Tesla car will drive from top to bottom
  • 10 hotels with charging points
  • 900 miles in two days
The Tesla will drive the UK from end-to-end
The Tesla will drive the UK from end-to-end
Tesla, the electric sports car maker, has created a network of charging points across Britain and will put it to the test this weekend when a Tesla car will attempt to drive from John o'Groats to Land's End.

Tesla has teamed up with 10 hotels across Scotland and England and a charity called Zero Carbon World to install charging stations along a route the length of Britain.

Zero Carbon World's founder, Kevin Sharpe, and EV expert David Peilow will set off in Sharpe's Tesla from John o'Groats at 9am tomorrow and hope to arrive in Land's End by Sunday evening.

David Peilow said: 'After previously crossing the country on a single charge in a Tesla Roadster, I realised that national coverage would require surprisingly few charge stations.

'I worked out the minimum number of sites for all of Britain to be reached, and found locations where drivers would be keen to stop and recharge. Once the benefits of hosting an EV charger were explained, most sites jumped at the chance to have one.'

The pair will follow this route:

John o'Groats

Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel and Country Club

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

The Nottingham Belfry - Q Hotel

The Arden Hotel and Leisure Club, Bickenhill, Solihull

The Castle Hotel at Taunton

Land's End

You can monitor the progress of the Tesla, and follow the drivers' tweets at www.teslamotors.com/endtoend

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