leec wrote:These are mandatory checkpoints for the purpose of this rally, yes?
This is for all EV's, including LEAF's. I drove my car on the reverse of this trip last year. I'll probably drive the Toyota Rav4 this year. I'm confident that there will be some Tesla's also.
There will be mandatory checkpoints. Last year, I drove north up 101 through Crescent City and 199 to Grant's Pass, and the return southbound was down the 5.
Both have plenty of RV stations enroute, but 199/101 adds a bunch of miles to the route. Maybe we should make that split at Grant's Pass optional, coast or central valley route. This will be
the most brutal part of driving a 3.3kW LEAF for the whole trip. You'll want a drink when you get here:
Chateau Montelena Winery
1429 Tubbs Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
From Grant's Pass:
- Interstate 5 / CA-20 / CA-53 / CA-29
- US-199 / US-101 / CA-128
- US-199 / CA-96 / CA-299 / US-101 / CA-128
From the winery, it's just a short jaunt over the hills to the DC charger at Nissan of Santa Rosa, CA, then on to the SF Bay Area.