Last week we decided to go on an impromptu weekend in Boulogne. As an exercise in anticipation of not owning an ICE car, I looked at the feasibility of using our Ioniq EV (arriving this month) to do the journey. 420 miles down to Dover and then Calais to Boulogne plus return journey and driving while there means a total of about 600 miles. Planning charging in the UK using zap-map is not too bad. But planning charging in France? Nightmare. Made me think twice about relying totally on an EV. Maybe when we replace our last ICE car, we should get a hybrid instead? So I looked at the cost of Diesel in France (it's expensive) before deciding to fill up in the UK. With 570 miles range in the Audi, we set off and only had to fill up on the return journey after joining the M40 northbound. It really hit home how the infrastructure for range-axiety-free EV ownership is a long way off. That little trip was very much a one-off, though. The last time we drove to France was 8 years ago. Maybe hiring a car would be the better option. Still it deflated my pro-EV bubble a little.