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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:14 am

SageBrush wrote:
downeykp wrote:
SageBrush wrote:When we road trip, the fact that the car is an EV (Tesla) rather than an ICE is barely a conversation topic unless we go off the highways and beaten paths. Mostly we just appreciate that we arrive at destinations a lot less fatigued than in the ICE days.

Road tripping in a Tesla is a breeze, and our time on the road is about the same as before
I beg to differ. There is no way that any electric vehicle can travel "in about the same amount of time as an ICE vehicle". What is real world range in any EV if you are traveling in Arizona or any other state at 80 MPH? 250 Miles? Then your recharge is 20 mins as compared to 5 minutes for an ICE.

I am not rapping EVs I am just stating that you are not going to get anywhere as fast over long distances in an EV over an ICE vehicle.
It is more than silly to dispute my experience with envelope arithmetic.
Go for a few road trips with an EV like my Tesla and then talk.
Sure. Let's do Billings to Grand Forks.

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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:57 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
I beg to differ. There is no way that any electric vehicle can travel "in about the same amount of time as an ICE vehicle".
Who are you quoting? I see no such statement, certainly not those exact words.
"Road tripping in a Tesla is a breeze, and our time on the road is about the same as before"
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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:18 am

SageBrush wrote:Go for a few road trips with an EV like my Tesla and then talk.
Let us do this one.

https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_u ... ee24a5aadc
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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:21 am

SageBrush wrote:Go for a few road trips with an EV like my Tesla and then talk.
Let us do this one.

"Going to the Sun Road" is an incredible trip. You should take it sometime... But not in a Tesla, yet.

Could not find any workable plan - this is the best attempt.

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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:09 pm

SageBrush wrote:Go for a few road trips with an EV like my Tesla and then talk.
Let us do this one.

Suppose I lIve in Denver ( I used to) and visit people in small town in Kansas.

Long stop, and need to patronize so you can charge. Best have a designated driver! I'd bet that you could do this trip much faster in an ICE.

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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:46 pm

SageBrush wrote:Go for a few road trips with an EV like my Tesla and then talk.
Try this one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlsbad_ ... ional_Park

Ever been to Carlsbad Caverns?

Better take something other than the Tesla.

Could not find any workable plan - this is the best attempt.

https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_u ... a03fb1faee
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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:47 pm

SageBrush wrote:Go for a few road trips with an EV like my Tesla and then talk.
This sounds interesting.

https://visitnebraska.com/sandhills-jou ... enic-byway

Better take something other than the Tesla.

Could not find any workable plan - this is the best attempt.


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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:23 pm

SageBrush wrote:Go for a few road trips with an EV like my Tesla and then talk.
Let's try a camping trip. How about here?

https://www.nps.gov/dino/planyourvisit/ ... ground.htm

Better take something other than the Tesla.

Could not find any workable plan - this is the best attempt.


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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:34 pm

It's as if I and not WetEV were writing the above posts about the trips we still cannot take in a BEV, or can only do if we plan the entire trip around charging and allow for loads of extra time to do so. ;)
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Re: Long trip...saw one electric car

Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 pm

GRA wrote:It's as if I and not WetEV were writing the above posts about the trips we still cannot take in a BEV, or can only do if we plan the entire trip around charging and allow for loads of extra time to do so. ;)
Is there some reason you can't be driving a Volt, Hyundai PHEV, Honda Clarity PHEV, or some other PHEV? What are you driving these days?
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