Taking C350e to France

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  1. Joe_SP

    Joe_SP Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi

    I'm off to Paris tomorrow in the C350e - it's not great timing from the fuel point of view...

    Has anyone taken a C350e or a plug in car to France? I don't have room for both cables and am wondering if it is worth taking them. In our Paris office car park their are regular plug sockets so I could take the 13a lead if it will work with a euro plug adapter.

    On the other hand I don't want to miss out on fast charging stations but I don't know how widespread these are in France?

    Cheers

    Joe
     
  2. Driver15

    Driver15 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    i would not charge through a euro adapter if it was me.

    I would just make sure you have a full tank of fuel to the brim before leaving the UK...
     
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    Joe_SP

    Joe_SP Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Full tank and 30l in Plastic fuel cans (max Eurotunnel allow) in the boot.

    I was thinking the Euro Adapter may be ok on 8A charge rate, the problem is a full charge wont get me far and I can manage without the car for the short urban journeys.
     
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    No problem charging with an adapter I just reduce my charge current down to 10 amps and use the granny charger. Not sure about fast charging in France as my experience is Belgium and Germany
     
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    Joe_SP

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    I have managed to get both charge cables under the boot floor. I'll report back on my charging experience in France..
     
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