Traveling with your electric car: Routes for 2 popular destinations

Summer is coming and for many Belgians this means that they travel by car. According to the latest figures, 4 out of 10 cars sold are now fully electric (source: FEBIAC). So for many people, going on a trip with an EV is a new experience. We have created 2 popular holiday destinations that are 'EV-friendly' by mapping out a route with plenty of charging stops on the way. We also give some tips and tricks to get around with your electric car as comfortably as possible. So you don't have to worry about the battery level of your car and you can enjoy your journey to the fullest.

We are using a  Tesla Model Y, as this was the most sold car in Belgium in 2022. It has an average range of 310 kilometres, but the range can of course vary due to weather conditions or your personal driving habits. 

All charging stations we propose are publicly accessible, have long opening hours and are usable with the PluginvestCharge@Public laadkaart

Route 1: Beach holiday in the south of France

Departure: Brussels - over a thousand charging stations available   

                                                                                                                                                            ⬇️ 241 km 

1st stop: Reims - charge stop 'Powerdot charging station

This charging station is near the Reims shopping centre where there are many dining and shopping options. If you use the fast charger, your EV will be charged in about 54 minutes.

                                                                                                                                                            ⬇️ 295 km

2nd stop: Dijon 

Discover the cosy town and taste their world-famous mustard!

  • Charge stop EFFIA - 16 Rue André Malraux : This charging stop is a 10-minute walk from la centre ville. Your EV will be charged in about 2 hours. 

                                                                                                                                                            ⬇️ 292 km

3rd stop:  Valence - charge stop Total Energies charging station

This charging station has a 60 kW fast charger and a 22 kW type 2 charger. Your EV is fully charged in less than half an hour with the fast charger.Meanwhile, you can take a leisurely stroll along the Rhone or grab a bite to eat at the many restaurants.

                                                                                                                                                            ⬇️ 214 km


Marseille is a beautiful coastal city on the Mediterranean Sea with breathtaking landscapes and picturesque beaches. The city has a rich history and culture, with numerous attractions such as Notre-Dame de la Garde and the Palais Longchamp. In addition, Marseille is known for its delicious Provençal cuisine and fresh seafood.

Route 2: Cultural destination in Spain

Departure:  Brussels  - over a thousand charging stations available

                                                                                                                                                    ⬇️ 311 km

1ste stop: 
Paris - charge stop Boulevard Emile Augier 

This charging station is a 20-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower.    

                                                                                                                                                    ⬇️330 km

2nd stop: AVIA A71 Aire de l'Allier Doyet  

  • Optional overnight stay : Vichy
    This French city is known for their spas and beauty products.

                                                                                                                                                    ⬇️ 308 km

3rd stop: Bridge of Millau - charge stop Parking Condamine 

You are driving over the highest bridge in the world! While waiting at the charge point, you can see the bridge from a viewpoint. 

                                                                                                                                                    ⬇️ 304 km

4th stop: Gerona - charge stop Iberdrola

Girona is a culinary hotspot, with an array of restaurants serving traditional Catalan dishes, Here you also have the option of staying overnight.

                                                                                                                                                    ⬇️ 318 km

5th stop: Parc natural de la serra d'Irta - charge stop Santa Magdalena de Polpís 

It is an ideal destination for nature lovers and hikers. The park is also home to numerous historical relics, including Roman ruins and medieval castles.

                                                                                                                                                    ⬇️  131 km

Arrival: Valencia

Valencia is a vibrant holiday destination, known for its impressive Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, historic centre, beautiful beaches, delicious gastronomy and famous festivals such as the Fallas and La Tomatina.

Tips for longer battery life on your road trip

  • Drive at regular speed and use cruise control

  • Charge your car to 80% instead of fully charged

  • Make sure your battery never goes below 10%

  • Don't turn on the AC too high


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