speedski97 wrote:The charging thing is all about cost. Are you doing this trip? If so what route are you taking and what stops are you going to use? this looked like a hard trip to do. It would be nice to see your route, and KWH you think you will have for each leg? Do you want to share?
Yes of course! And so is my wife.
First leg, starting about 10AM Tuesday, July 25, from my house in the middle of Gunnison, CO to Salida Hospital. 65.9 miles. 16.7kWh or about 97% of my 11 bar battery at highway speed, so I'll creep this at 35mph until I make it to the top of Monarch Pass, then I'll see what I got for the way down. Hopefully I'll be in Salida by about noon.
Charge on L2 in Salida to around 95%, so about 3 hours.
Second leg, starting at around 3PM, Salida to Echo Canyon Campground near Cañon City. 50.3 miles. 11.2kWh. Arive around 4ish.
Charge on L1 (stock EVSE at 12A) from 4PM until at most 11AM the next morning. I should be done charging long before then.
Third leg, morning around 9:00AM hopefully, Wdnesday, July 25. From Echo Canyon Campground to Colorado Springs. It's 61 miles to North Nissan Dealership. Also REI EVgo CHAdeMO near by as backup. Estimated 15.2kWH at highway speed, so I'll take it easy and go slower than the speed limit in trying to not run out. There is a Walmart EVgo CHAdeMO near the entrance of Colorado Springs if I use more than I plan and can't make it to the northern section of the city. I'll probably get there around 10:30-11am.
Charge at Northern Nissan Dealership on CHAdeMO to 80%, or 100% from South part of town.
Fourth leg, sometime before noon, Colorado Springs to Castle Rock. It's 36.8 miles from northern Nissan Dealership with an estimated 10.1kWh use. Should get there before 1PM.
Charge on CHAdeMO at Walmart at Nissan Dealership to 80%.
Fifth leg. So sometime after 1PM I'll go from Castle Rock to a friend's house in northern Denver near the Airport, about 38.5 miles 9.6kWh away from Castle Rock. Hope to make it there before 3PM.
Return, first leg. After doing my stuff, on 3:30/4pm Sunday, July 30, I'll be headed from Smoky Hill RD Aurora to near the Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood. I hope to start out with about 80%. It's 36 miles and I estimate about 8.7kWh. Arrive around 4:30.
Charge to 80%. There's a Nissan Dealership there with a CHAdeMO, but bad reviews. So I'm prepared to stay some extra time at a nearby L2 if necessary. I better check if the Colorado Mills is open that late on Sunday (last time I charged near a mall with my wife, this was in Grand Junction, it was Sunday and the mall was closed). Hopefully I'll be out of there by 5:00pm.
Second Leg. Head from the Colorado Mills Mall area to Idaho Springs, to Beau Jo's Pizza. Around 23.3 miles and 10.2 kWh. So hopefully by 6:00PM we can have some Pizza. They're open until 9:30 so hopefully we don't have to charge too long in Lakewood.
Charge at Beau Jo's until I have 100%, so hopefully that's around 9:00PM.
Leg 3. Now to Lowery Campground in Silverthorne. It's 41miles and 14.4kWh estimate at highway speed. I'll take it easy up the pass. I'm good at driving like my grandpa.
Charge at Lowery Campground off of L1 all night.
Forth leg. Next morning, Monday July 31. I can top off at a L2 nearby. I haven't decided whether I'll go through Breckenridge, Alma and Fairplay to make it to Buena Vista. If I did I could charge up to 100% in Breckenridge. It would be a tough pass to Buena Vista though, but doable I do believe. Or I can charge up to 100% at Copper Mountain. That will give me enough to make it to Buena Vista. If I can charge up in Leadville I could make it clear to Salida. But I do believe the chargers in Buena Vista are more centralized than in Leadville.
Charge in Salida to 100%.
Fifth leg. Salida to home in Gunnison. This will be another slow drive (35mph with flashers on). I hope we make it!