Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in an electric car journey with Mercedes Benz Italia and Canon Italia, driving the Mercedes EQE and EQS SUVs from Oslo to Milan creating photos for the press with the new Canon EOS R8.
The trip showcased how the automotive industry is getting ready for the electric transition. We began our trip from Oslo (reached via a flight from Milan Linate) and we drove to Milan in just three days, driving through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and finally, Italy.
The Ionity network made this trip possible, showing the importance of a dependable and widespread charging network for the success of electric transportation. The journey highlighted the significance of carefully calculating the distance between charging stops and the energy required for the route.
The Ionity network has 458 charging areas (85 under construction) in 24 European countries and it’s a joint venture between Daimler, BMW, Ford, and Volkswagen, with the goal of providing high-power charging across Europe.
The journey showed that electric vehicles can be used for long-distance trips, provided there is an appropriate charging network. It also requires more careful planning and patience compared to driving vehicles with internal combustion engines.
Thank you Mercedes Benz Italia and Canon Italia for this incredible experience.