WetEV wrote:Still a bit scary with 103kim and almost 1000 meters of climb. (wrong, twice that)
Actually it is a bit worse than that even! I used my trip planner spreadsheet (you can find on my website) and did some checking:
- Even with a brand new 24 kWh Leaf, you need to stop twice between Revy and Golden; once at Canyon Hot Springs Resort, and again on the other side of the pass at Kinbasket Lake Resort
Canyon Hot Springs Resort doesn't help much, will be at 66% or so there. Revelstoke to Kinbasket Lake Resort, with no stop in Canyon Hot Springs Resort:
evtripplanner.com says you make it, using 78 out of 80 "rated miles" at 90% of traffic speed. A bit scary. Can't easily put a waypoint at the high point right before the end, which is probably negative.
says 3% left at 90km/hr, and slightly negative before the decent into Kinbasket Lake Resort. . A bit scary. Somewhat more, 18% left at the "auto speed setting". I don't trust the auto speed setting. (Oh, and set the Leaf battery size to 21kWh for a new Leaf)
My personal spreadsheet predicts a final charge of 3%, but negative 4% before starting the decent into Kinbasket Lake Resort. 90km/hr on BC-1, 30km/hr on secondary roads. A bit scary. (Based on my 2014 Leaf's battery being down to 20kWh)
If I was going to take the trip, I'd probably charge at Canyon Hot Springs, I'd have an abort percentage to turn around at a pre-calculated point before reaching the summit if charge was too low, and plans for a dinner and a L1 charge at Heather Mountain Lodge. I'd probably just plan on an overnight at KLR.
achewt wrote:- Each place only has 120V/30A outlets (that I can find), so if you have an EVSE capable of drawing 120V/24A (not many can), you have about 6+ hours of en-route charging
I think you are correct, and I've never seen an EVSE capable of 120V/24A. Most current I've seen in a L1 is 120V/20A:
http://www.clippercreek.com/store/produ ... -ft-cable/
Perhaps then add a NEMA TT-30, but at least the early 2011 and 2012 Leafs couldn't charge at this current. Can later Leafs charge at 120V above 12A on 120V?
achewt wrote:I like taking my EV on far-out trips (check my blog), but I think even I will pass on this one
Yea, me too, and me too. But I'd like to. Maybe with a 60kWh next gen Leaf.