Thanks to the Ecotricity Electric Highway in the UK (link to the network here), which has installed high capacity 50 kW charge stations at Welcome Break motorway service stations, it is now possible to travel more then 500 miles in a day in that country.

In the entertaining video above, thanks to a little less than a dozen fast charges, a UK couple accomplishes just that feat.

The original plan of the couple was to set out at around 7am, and be done the journey at 8pm, a tidy 13 hours - which would have be a wildly optimistic figure even if you had done the route several times previous, given the fact each of the 10 fast charges they required took about 30 minutes each.

Still, they did make it; hitting the 500 mile mark with about 6 minutes left to midnite.

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