Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:47 pm
omg, just read the posts you made on his blog and his responses. I don't have high hopes for his safety or success on this trip. He seems to be trying to make every mistake possible.cwerdna wrote:Again, I wish him well, but it seems like his planning could be a lot better.
From http://negativecarbonroadtrip.evchargeh ... herly.html, it sounds like he doesn't carry his registration and proof of insurance. I can't speak to all 50 states, but that's a big no-no in California.
And he crossed into Canada, possibly not realizing he'd be doing international roaming, which might be not enabled on his phone or account. But even if it were, it could be VERY costly. Carriers charge an arm and a leg for intl roaming. And, for some reason, he chose to be dependent on navigation apps that depend on cellular signal vs. a standalone GPS unit (since his car has no nav system) that has all its own maps in internal storage, no cell signal needed.
And from http://negativecarbonroadtrip.evchargeh ... usion.html, (when I had asked him to go for Leaf Spy), he said "I have the dongol and Leaf Spy lite already. I don't really bother with either. There's a reason why I don't but I won't go into it now." Uhh... the lite version isn't too useful other than verifying his setup works.... and he already ran car to battery dead this early on.
He hasn't posted his mileages and I'm not sure if he's driving solo (haven't followed closely) but if he is driving solo, there's no way he's going to be able to average 262.219 miles/day in a Leaf.