Coinneach
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Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:20 pm

I was planning on a road trip this summer, Phoenix to LA. Unfortunately, the stretch between Buckeye (where a new EA station just went live) and the next available QC that I know of is in Palm Springs, 242 miles. My GOM says I'm good for 264 (!), but even if I were inclined to trust it, I doubt that accounts for driving through the Sonoran and Mojave deserts in July.

Be honest with me, is this trip even doable without resorting to renting an ICE?
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dsh
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Re: Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:14 pm

You won't be able to make it on one charge unless you charge somewhere midway between Phoenix and Palm Springs...even with the SL-e Plus...Phoenix to Tucson you won't have any problems with.
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Coinneach
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Re: Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:22 pm

dsh wrote:You won't be able to make it on one charge unless you charge somewhere midway between Phoenix and Palm Springs...even with the SL-e Plus...Phoenix to Tucson you won't have any problems with.
Yeah, that's the problem: ain't nowhere to charge in the middle of the desert. (Note to self: if the Lottery gods decide to smile on me, build a station in Quartzsite.)
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dsh
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Re: Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:59 pm

I know... you may need to charge where you can plug in 120 volt, except may Take 6-7 hours.
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Re: Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:46 am

WetEV
#49
Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
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Coinneach
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Re: Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:45 pm

Plugshare on desktop doesn't work for me and just barely works on mobile.
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Re: Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Hampton Inn & Suites
2011 E Donlon St,
Blythe, CA 92225

9.6 rating.

$0.50/kWh

Both Chademo and CCS, most of the past problems in the comments seem to be CCS issue(s).
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Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
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Re: Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:56 pm

There’s Chademo and level 2 in Blythe. Also level 2 in Tamarisk.
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Nubo
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Re: Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:26 am

Coinneach wrote:Plugshare on desktop doesn't work for me and just barely works on mobile.
Maybe try a different browser? On Mobile are you using the PlugShare app, or trying to make it work with the browser? The app has worked well for me in the past. It was the most important app for me when I was making longer trips.

In addition to the fast-charge in Blythe there appear to be L2 opportunities in Quartzite, Ehrenberg, Blythe and Desert Center.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

Coinneach
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Re: Between Phoenix and Palm Springs there's loads of bugger all, dear boy

Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:24 pm

Nubo wrote:
Coinneach wrote:Plugshare on desktop doesn't work for me and just barely works on mobile.
Maybe try a different browser? On Mobile are you using the PlugShare app, or trying to make it work with the browser? The app has worked well for me in the past. It was the most important app for me when I was making longer trips.

In addition to the fast-charge in Blythe there appear to be L2 opportunities in Quartzite, Ehrenberg, Blythe and Desert Center.
L2 is totally not happening. 6.6kW is just too friggin' slow.

Re Plugshare, it helps to set the right connectors and networks. :roll: I also assumed that the Hampton in Blythe would be restricted to guests, but apparently it's open to the public.
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