Ausfahrt über Pragelpass, Iberger- und Sattelegg

Ausfahrt über Pragelpass, Iberger- und Sattelegg

Es müssen nicht immer die hohen Pässe der Schweiz sein, um einen freudigen Traumtag in einem Tesla zu erleben. Der Kanton Schwyz bietet kleine, aber äusserst schwierige Passrouten, auf denen man schöne Ausfahrten erleben kann. Für diese Tour habe ich den Pragelpass, das Ibergeregg und das Sattelegg gewählt.

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38 Tesla, an Ampera-E, and a Twiky on a hydro dam that feeds them

38 Tesla, an Ampera-E, and a Twiky on a hydro dam that feeds them

One argument of EV critics is that the electricity used to fill the batteries could come from dirty power stations burning coal. Well, in Switzerland we have many hydro electric dams and we have the EROS club. EROS is short for Energy, Renewable, Original, Sensible. It currently finances two Swiss dams and produces clean energy using them. The club invites drivers of EVs to fund their amount of kilometers so that the energy that they use when charging  their cars anywhere comes from a Swiss hydro dam. Every year, the club invites its sponsors to a different hydro dam in Switzerland.

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Tesla tour of four Swiss mountain passes

A recent tweet about a tour that we did with 30 Tesla of the Swiss Tesla Owners Club and German Tesla Club has received an almost viral (for me at least) storm of feedback. Actually, the same trip has been done in previous years before but it was the first time that I took part.

I wasn’t so sure whether a Model S 70D with a range of 350 km (218 miles) could manage a tour of about 330 km (205 miles) while also climbing four steep Swiss mountain passes, i.e. Susten, Grimsel, Nufenen, and Gotthard on a single charge. So, I invested a little money and paid Tesla for the upgrade to a 75D and charged her to 100%. If you want to know whether we made it home, keep reading.

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