BooKittyLeaf wrote:Thanks, I was mostly just interested in seeing if we could take the Leaf to PineTop - we usually go up a couple times a year - thought it would be fun to take the Leaf
I hardwired my EVSE with a kwh meter. - we have 6.6kw charger. So I will get a portable EVSE at EVSE exchange or something with a 14-50 plug to get the full 6.6kw
I imagine I would need to charge up every 60 miles or so, specially before the steep grade going over the hill
I have heard some people talk about plug in in at campgrounds - thanks for the tip.
Calling ahead is probably the best way to go - what would I ask for specifically from a campground? Would they let me use a "space" for a few hours to charge for a nominal fee you think?
You could always change your installation of your current EVSE to use a 14-50 plug. That'd be cheaper than a new EVSE if you can do the work yourself, if the EVSE isn't obnoxiously huge or anything. If you do want to buy another, the JuiceBox will do what you want, or the JESLA, but it's $1000.
You're probably right about the range, at least on the way there. You'll get that range back on the downhill leg.
Regarding campsites, the one in Globe says "$5.00/charge for Nissan LEAF, GM Volt and related EVs, however a Tesla is: $13 for full charge." Looks like you'll have a hard time between Globe and Pinetop. Got any friends on that road with an electric dryer?
I'd recommend reading John Glenney's account
of driving his Roadster from campground to campground in his Tesla Roadster. In short, yes.
The question then is where to find readily available 220 volt outlets across the country. One such system exists at campgrounds and rv parks. If an rv can travel across the country stopping at rv parks, so could an ev to tap into their electricity grid.
Campgrounds and rv parks are a great place to recharge your car and hang out for a while. Most people in a campground are on vacation and are friendly and in a good mood. Many campgrounds have cabins the size of a hotel room for overnight stay and you wake up with your car fully charged in the morning.