Tesla Road Trip: Traveling from Madison WI to Comber ON – Day 1

This article was updated on November 12th, 2020

This post is part of a 15-day electric road trip through Ontario, Quebec, and parts of the East Coast and back home.

The special thing about this trip is that I use the Tesla Supercharger Network, the fastest charging network for electric cars in the world, and I also use my Mavic 2 Pro at certain stages of this trip when it was appropriate and safe. I hope you enjoy it!

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Series

Table of Contents

This article is divided into two large sections, firstly the YouTube video for that day and secondly, additional writing from the day.

I was really considering driving through northern Wisconsin, through Michigan and use the Sault Ste Marie Supercharger just across the border in Canada, but I woke up this first day to find that whole station off-line.

Tesla Canadian-New England Road Trip inspired by Bjørn Nyland! – Day 1 (YouTube)

While being quarantined at home I have gotten to work editing my footage from my drive to Quebec City and New England with the Tesla Model 3 Long Range.

I have enjoyed many of Bjørn's YouTube videos and his journey around Norway, he has lived there since the age of four, as well as his more recent Thailand series of videos. He's awesome! I recommend checking him out.

What makes this trip exceptional is my use of this Tesla Supercharger system, the world's fastest electric car charging network and also using my Mavic 2 Pro on specific legs of this trip when it was appropriate and safe to do so. I hope you like! 🙂

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Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shot in 4K UHD:
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Additional Writing

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Madison, WI – E. Washington Ave. Supercharger

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Grab a cup of coffee in their café and stock up on snacks from Hyvee Grocery Store.

Rosemont, IL Supercharger (AVOID!)

I do not recommend the outlet store supercharger if you do not have to and especially not if you are traveling in any way. Firstly, it's on one of the top floors of the parking ramp and secondly, in my experience it was very slow even with low state of charge (SOC). It is a tedious ride back and forth. I ignored the slowdown warnings in the navigation otherwise I could have simply gone directly to the Rolling Meadows, IL Supercharger.

Country Club Hills, IL Supercharger
Country Club Plaza

For dinner there is a conveniently located Walmart within a 5 minute walk. For food, there is a Subway, Pizza Hut, Caribbean Jerk Palace, Panda Express, McDonald's.

As I was charging, I ran over to pick up the Coleman Self-Inflating Mattress, along with a comforter kit and pillow because this trip was quite spontaneous.

Marshall Supercharger
Marshall, Michigan

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Marshall Supercharger
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Marshall Supercharger – Credit: Google Maps

A traditional gas station with Hungry Howie's Pizza, Citgo & PS Food Mart, two hotels if you're too tired to continue the journey, and a Denny's a few minutes away. Google Maps Street View shows this location with non-electric vehicles parked in the stalls, but luckily this was not the case when I visited.

Windsor Detriot Tunnel
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

$5.00 USD | $6.25 CAD – Tunnel Rates for Non-Commerical Vehicles
Cross over into Ontario, Canada. If you want to use Google Fi for your international plan and haven't activated yet, activate before crossing so that you have service. If you already have service, you are in good hands!

Comber Supercharger
Comber, Ontario, Canada

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Comber Supercharger
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Comber Supercharger

I have charged up to 50% to get to the next Supercharger. The closest affordable Airbnb I could find was back in Windsor, so back to Windsor for the night.

I understand that the entertainment options for this Airbnb rental were shared in the living room, but it is difficult to know if the walls will be paper thin and if other guests will not stick to the quiet hours. I had a similar experience in a hostel in Iceland. Bringing headphones is handy or relaxing music in the room can help drown out the noise. $26.77 USD

Next Day – Day 2

Special Thanks

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