dallasmay wrote:Dearest other DFW EV aficionados,
As embarrassing as it might be to admit, have any of you run out of juice yet? If so, what's the story? Where was it? Who did you call for help, and if it was a tow truck how much did they charge and how did you feel about their service?
No, not yet. My wife came close a few days ago. We live in Kennedale, she works up by DF/W airport. Normally this makes for about 45 miles round-trip. Well, a few days ago she decided to go visit a co-worker in the hospital at Parkland over in Dallas immediately after work. As you are probably aware, there is virtually nowhere in DF/W to recharge right now, certainly no chargers between the hospital and home. Still, she made it home with 10 miles or so remaining. The car was flashing up low battery warnings at her.
I had even pulled up "plugshare" app on my iPad to see if there were any residential units offered for sharing between the hospital and home and there was nothing. Anything available would have been so far out of the way that it would have been counter productive.
Speaking of that, we did add ourselves to the Plugshare database. I recommend anyone else around here do the same, whether you have an EV yet or not. I know I certainly wouldn't mind helping out a fellow EV'er by letting them charge at my house for a couple of hours if it means saving them from a tow-truck. Unfortunately, we only have 110V outlets on the outside of the house, so nobody would be able to use our 220V / J1772 unless we were home to open the garage. Perhaps in the future I'll see about running a 220V outlet to the brick outside of our garage so people could pull up and use it.