The piece says:
"It took them just over two weeks to reach their southerly destination. This was the first end-to-end trip of the UK in a production electric car. It was completed in a similar time to that of a petrol vehicle, except their journey was completed with zero emissions."
Hang on a minute.... I know it's a long way from the far north or Scotland, but the normal time for a car to do the journey is hardly two weeks, particularly as teams of cyclists manage the feat in just ten days or so. In fact, sticking to the speed limits, the journey takes about 15 hours by car.
The problem, of course, is not the Tesla car itself which has a top speed not far off a regular petrol sports car. The problem is that the range of the vehicle without re-charging is about 160 miles at most. After that you need to plug it in overnight unless you are lucky enough to own a special high performance charger.
Electric vehicle technology is probably part of the future for road transport, and refuelling can be pretty cheap. But we shouldn't kid ourselves that it has any practical use outside of cities at the moment.