Nubo wrote:From what you gave, you're on the cusp of being able to make it without any charging. So an hour or two of L2 at the halfway mark may be all you need to comfortably make the trip. You can also greatly increase your efficiency by slowing down. Sounds non-intuitive but slowing down can be a lot faster than speeding yourself into needing a big charge.
The GOM still shows me 250-ish miles at 100%, while my planned trip is close to 400. However, the GOM isn't accounting for 100+ degrees for several hours straight. A single stop at midpoint is theoretically possible, assuming I can dig up a DCFC right there. I've only been electric for four months and haven't done a long trip yet, so still very leery of pushing limits. I need to do a turtle run, probably this weekend when Phoenix is looking at the high 90s, and see how accurate the thing is.
I'm aware that I can do, say, 65. The time advantage of 75 is negligible, especially when taking the longer charge time into account, as you noted. There's also a pretty sharp elevation gain, about 1,000 feet, before the long descent in B mode.
If all else fails, I can always ride my Vulcan. Across the desert. In high summer.