Another Leaf made it up the mountain!
I never really had range anxiety. I charged more than needed just to make sure since before this trip, I never drove more than 20 miles one way. It was very interesting to see how much battery usage moved for elevation changes.
1st Leg - Started @ 100%
Drove 52.0 miles @ 60-65mph
Remaining @ 40% Charge / 5 Bars / 52 Miles Left
QC'd for 30 Minutes to charge to 93%, went down to 89% right away. I have free EVgo charging so I thought why not try the L2 for a little while since I never used an EVgo L2. Moved over and plugged in for 10 minutes to 93% charge.
2nd Leg - Started @ 93%
Drove 54.5 miles @ 60-65mph
Remaining @ 28% Charge / 4 Bars / 32 Miles Left
L2 charged for 2 hours to 90%
3rd Leg - Started @ 90%
Drove 21.2 miles @ 40-45mph up the mountain then going into the mountain went 30-35mph
Remaining @ 37% Charge / 5 Bars / 29 Miles Left
1st Leg - Started @ 100% - Drove ~5 miles to the highway to 90% then down the mountain, ended @ 95%.
Drove 69.5 miles @ 50-60mph down the mountain then 60-65mph on the freeway
Remaining @ 43% Charge / 5 Bars / 48 Miles Left
L2 charged for 2.25 hours to charge to 100% @ The LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. What a great place to take a rest and charge. Been here a year or 2 ago and it's so peaceful and enjoyable to walk around the grounds. Was lucky to snag the 3rd and final charger available.
2nd Leg - Started @ 100%
Drove 50.0 miles @ 60-70mph
Remaining @ 36% Charge / 5 Bars / 39 Miles Left
What's the best way to track the elevation changes?
Here's a few pics from the trip...
Charging at Fresh & Easy EVgo in Irwindale - Great charging spot. It was 10 miles out of the way unfortunately but it worked out well.
Charging at 7/11 in San Bernadino - Not the best charging spot. The QC is down and the L2 looked to be still crooked but usable. I guess it's free? I slid my credit card a couple times but I don't think it did anything.
Leaf @ Rim of the World, just under 5,000 feet.
Overall, a much longer than usual trip with EV (5.5 hours) vs. ICE (1.5-2 hours) but I charged for free everywhere I went and saved at least $50 in gas. If I do it again, now I'll know I can either driver faster and/or charge less at stops. Or if more QC's become available, it wouldn't be so bad.
Thanks again to abasile and the others for the info!