powersurge wrote:I don't understand why so many people are trying to charge from a trailer generator... It's not like there are no electrical outlets in this country.
You would think you are driving the car into the plains of Africa!! And if you were, don't waste gas money running a generator for a whole day to charge an electric car.. Then Use an ICE car.
If you live in New York or California there's an outlet every 1/4 mile. If you live in other parts of the US, well...
For me I'm wanting to take my Leaf to the places I normally go on those occasional long trips and make it my only car. But the charging infrastructure is growing very slowly here. It's 70miles to the next 240V outlet (on a library in Saguache) going south of here, after crossing Cotchetopa pass. There isn't any town, not even a gasoline station between here and there. I might make it, but a little reassurance from a backup generator would be nice.
But no. I don't think I need to charge and drive at the same time. I just need a backup, that's all, until the EV takes over and there's a charging station every 15 miles like in parts of Europe.
Another thought, I've been trying to figure out how to bring along a portable solar charging setup. But that's not as easy to do at it sounds.
2013 SL 45,000 miles.
12 bars until 44,300 miles on June 2, 2017.
11 bars current.
Other vehicles: 1972 VW Super Beetle 1600cc dual port engine. 1985 VW Golf non-turbo 1.6L diesel.