Story about an EV rally yesterday in Carbondale
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Well, no, not in a LEAF. A good L2 network does make longer regional trips possible, especially in winter when the range drops. But "touring" really isn't practical unless the BEV is a Tesla. I'd love to be able to take my LEAF to Denver (or even Aspen) but it just isn't going to happen.“We probably have the most robust charging infrastructure of any rural area in America,” said Adrian Fielder, chair of CMC’s sustainability program, who drove a Nissan Leaf for the rally. “Fully electric vehicles are no longer just for commuting. We can tour in these.”
Oh, I agree! Having that charge station network will make dealing with winter range reduction fairly easy. Approaching my fourth winter in the LEAF I was concerned about my 60 mile — with 2500 feet of elevation change — grocery runs to Montrose because of my declining range (I'm down 14% in battery capacity). But that all changed because Montrose put in a public charge station in May. Since then, charge stations have been added in Ouray and Mountain Village as well, 80% paid for by the state fund that we contribute to with our annual Colorado plug-in vehicle registration fee.mtndrvr wrote:...Having a EV in the Roaring Fork Valley is completely practical choice.
Yes, a DCFC in Idaho Springs or Georgetown and another in Silverthorne could open up the ski areas to Front Range LEAFs.AlanSqB wrote:Still a bit early to hope for an I-25 & I-70 QC network, but I can dream. First we need to find some heartier QC's that can handle the altitude. I'd love to strap the ski rack on the Leaf and head up on the weekends.
They do seem to be going to areas without any L2 charging at all.
We still haven't seen any of the L2's from the sticker tax up this way yet, but we already have a number of L2 options so I guess they are going to areas that need them more.