Naturally, on a mega journey like this, the Tesla was going to need charging up several times, but just how often did we need to do it? Over 1,700 miles, at a motorway cruising speed of around 70mph (with the occasional roadworks/ traffic to contend with) the dash was indicating a range of about 312 miles. In theory, we’d be able to cover the total distance (LE to JOG and back again) with just six stops. In reality, and with a safe hat on, we ended up charging 10 times over the course of four days - six times on the way up to the northern tip, and four on the way back to the south. We used Tesla chargers exclusively, apart from at JOG where we were forced to use a public charger. Though all this charging business might seem like stop-off overkill, once you’ve recalibrated your brain to treat each charge as a 30-45 minute rest break, it not only works better for you, but it’s quicker to charge the car than if you were to stop for longer breaks less often.