Greta Thunberg Chooses a Tesla To Reach The COP25

About seven hours is the time it would take for environmental activist Greta Thunberg to move from Lisbon to Madrid in an electric car to participate in the Climate Summit, COP25, which begins today in the capital of Spain and will bring together representatives of more than 200 countries until Friday, December 13.

Thunberg wants to arrive on time to this meeting against climate change in means of transport that do not pollute. On a trip against the clock, he is crossing the Atlantic Ocean aboard a catamaran that is expected to arrive in Lisbon on Tuesday.

Its refusal to ride an airplane, due to the high pollution rates it generates, reduces the options for the train, the bus or the car, whether private or shared to be in Madrid.


In case you chose to do it on four wheels, the option, a priori, more ecological would be to do it in an electric vehicle.

The problem is that the 627 kilometers that separate the two European capitals make it almost impossible to travel the road at once without stopping to recharge the vehicle.

This forces to look for the electric one with more batteries (and, therefore, more autonomy) and with the fastest recharging points to lose as little time as possible.

At the moment, this equation is solved with the Tesla Model S Great Autonomy (421 hp, 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds and 250 km / h speed).

This model whose price is 87,800 euros- has an autonomy of 610 kilometers, but as in all electric vehicles, it depends on our driving mode or the weather.

If we step on the accelerator a lot, autonomy is reduced exponentially, which also happens if we abuse the air conditioner or the recharging ports of the vehicle so that our trip is, in addition to comfortable, pleasant.

In the kilometers to travel also it influences if Greta Thunberg goes alone -he has 16 years with what it requires of a driver- or the car must load with more people, as well as the orography: the descents of mountain passes and the decelerations in flat roads They allow recharging the battery without the need for a plug.

Due to all these variables we have chosen to enter destination and origin on the page of the American manufacturer of electric vehicles Tesla and let us advise, but without forgetting that the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) recommends stopping every two hours or 200 kilometers.

According to Tesla's estimates, it would take us 7 hours to travel the 627 kilometers that separate Lisbon from Madrid.

So that there are no setbacks, what the manufacturer recommends is to use the superchargers, with two stops from Lisbon to Madrid would be enough. Tesla estimates in 20 minutes the time we should stop in two locations in Extremadura (west) to recharge the battery up to 80% (no more advice because it is not necessary). Regarding the cost is 0.29 euros ($ 0.31) per kilowatt / hour.