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  1. vanjwilson

    What’s your longest drive without charging?

    195 miles, from Norman, OK, where I spent the night and charged to 100% on their Level 2 charger right before I left, to the Supercharger in Van Buren, AR. I arrived with a little over 20% (can't remember if it was 21% or 23%). I was the first week of March 2022, so temps were moderate. I drove...
  2. vanjwilson

    Electrify America is CHEAPER than Superchargers in TN and GA, and some parts of Florida

    It would be nice to see the pricing when you click a pin on the Find Us page, but I think that page is rebuilt statically, and automating the ability to pull the current prices is probably low on Tesla's list of priorities.
  3. vanjwilson

    Electrify America is CHEAPER than Superchargers in TN and GA, and some parts of Florida

    Just got back to Charlotte from a quick road trip to hike in West Virginia. Supercharger pricing ranges between high $.020s to low $0.30s in North Carolina, but low $0.30s to mid $0.40s in Virginia. Highest I saw was the most northern site I charged at, Winchester, VA, at $0.44/kWh. It's a...
  4. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Pretty day for a drive through the Shenandoah Valley back to North Carolina. I've entered these on the spreadsheet. Winchester, VA Strasburg, VA Woodstock, VA Mt. Jackson, VA Staunton, VA Lexington, VA Salem, VA Colfax, NC Nice find for the day was Big L's Bagels in downtown Winchester, not...
  5. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Back in the saddle. (My spouse said she would like to have a lazy weekend without feeling guilty, so I decided to go hiking in West Virginia.) I've enter my haul for today on the spreadsheet. Greensboro, NC Lynchburg, VA Madison Heights, VA Harrisonburg, VA Had a pleasant walk in the woods at...
  6. vanjwilson

    2200 mile round trip drive: M3LR or ICE?

    The only supercharger site I've ever seen with squeegees is at Fort Stockton, TX. Those are in the back parking lot of a Flying J Travel Center. Thanks for sharing what sounds like an awesome road trip!
  7. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    @Big Earl Would you invite me to the Life360 group?
  8. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I drove this way on my cross-country road trip, and even filmed a lot of it, but my videos won't win any awards. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMOnCQyXP9o4lUBdsejyAcscpuUQB1h-M I can try to do some more focussed videos for my next road trip.
  9. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Welcome, @gbrgbr ! You should be able to login to your Tesla account on a computer browser, select Charging from the account menu on the left, and go through the list of everywhere your car has charged.
  10. vanjwilson

    Spotify on computer and car?

    I just read that the latest software update, 2022.16.0.2, will allow you to use a different Spotify login for each driver profile. So, if you have a family account, each driver should not step on another family member listening somewhere else. (Note: I just downloaded 2022.12.3.12, so I have...
  11. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I didn't even realize there were comments until you said that. Naturally, I had to go read them. There seem to only be variations on three comments. "Rich old males wasting time trying to look environmentally friendly while using electricity made from fossil fuel." (in response to the first...
  12. vanjwilson

    Hanging supercharger cable when supercharger still working

    I ran into an interesting situation this past Sunday. I was on the way home on a road trip, when I got to the Wytheville, VA, supercharger. There were only two spots available, 1B and 2A. It's a V2 supercharger, so I was going to be sharing current, no matter which spot I chose. I was about to...
  13. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    If you are looking for another dramatic helicopter tour, my son and I really enjoyed the helicopter tour over the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River, near Cañon City, CO. We took it during our final ICE road trip last year. (I got the delivery date for my Model Y while we were on that trip.)...
  14. vanjwilson

    Charging dilemma

    I hope this helps. There is a ChargePoint J1772, 6.6 kW, unit a few blocks away from you at a place called Younes South. The address is 610 Talmadge St, Kearney, NE 68845, USA PlugShare link: Younes South | PlugShare Here's a screenshot of the PlugShare map showing the station in relations...
  15. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Third and final day of my Cleveland trip. I picked up four new chargers. Parkersburg, WV Charleston, WV Kernersville, NC Fort Mill, SC If I'm reading the spreadsheet right, I'm the first in the competition to get Fort Mill. (I finally saw the posts in its thread that said it opened at the end...
  16. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Brooklyn, OH

    Stopped here this afternoon, and one of the two V3 cabinets was down, so only 4 of the 8 superchargers were working.
  17. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Another good haul today, on the way to and from Cleveland. Washington, PA Franklin Park, PA Cranberry Township, PA Twinsburg, OH Macedonia, OH Brooklyn, OH Strongsville, OH Cambridge, OH (all entered on the spreadsheet) Had an enjoyable visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the best...
  18. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    My work made the quarterly mental health day for Covid into a permanent thing, so I'm taking a spur-of-the-moment road trip to the Cleveland, Ohio, area. (Requirements for a destination were some place I've never been, that I could get to and back in three days without driving too much.) I was...
  19. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Man, I grew up 6 miles from Benson, and was hoping to visit my uncle and aunt and claim that one as my first "first". Ce la vie.
  20. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I finally got back to hunting. I drove my father-in-law down to the Columbia, SC, area, so that he could reminisce about his basic training at Fort Jackson. Picked up two new-tp-me superchargers, which I have entered in the spreadsheet. Columbia, SC Lexington, SC If you just need a charge...
  21. vanjwilson

    Traveling I-40 across AZ an NM, tips?

    I searched a little more in the Indio Supercharger thread on TMC, and I finally found a reference to the 8 V2 stalls + 2 urban posts on the end, with pictures. This matches my recollection from when I was there a couple of months ago. (Sorry I didn't get more recents pics.)...
  22. vanjwilson

    Traveling I-40 across AZ an NM, tips?

    Also, the original supercharger location in Asheville, NC, at the outlet mall, still has 8 V2 stalls, along with 4 more recently-added V3 stalls on one end. I almost always see the V2 stalls fill up first when I am there, sometimes even seeing people sharing V2 cabinets, when all the V3 stalls...
  23. vanjwilson

    Traveling I-40 across AZ an NM, tips?

    I was at the Indio, CA, supercharger back in the first week of March, and I could swear that there were at least a couple of permanent urban superchargers at the end of a row of V2s. Even though I recorded a lot of that trip, I didn't think to get a good picture or video them. I did remark...
  24. vanjwilson

    Traveling I-40 across AZ an NM, tips?

    It's worth stopping at the Shamrock, TX, supercharger, just because it's in the parking lot of another Route 66 historic site, the Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/tower_station_u-drop-inn_cafe_shamrock.html P.S. Nice username/avatar. I was a huge Bloom...
  25. vanjwilson

    Traveling I-40 across AZ an NM, tips?

    I did that drive back in March of this year, on a trip from Los Angeles to Charlotte. I did stop at every city you mentioned. (This was before second Albuquerque location was open.) I didn't run into any problems on the Arizona-New Mexico stretch, not even a bad plug, let alone a whole site...
  26. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Charlotte, NC - Metropolitan Ave

    That's a great compromise suggestion! I get why it would be problematic to put them in prime parking spots, right by a business's door or the elevators, but they also don't always have to be in the very furtherest, most undesirable spot, either.
  27. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Charlotte, NC - Metropolitan Ave

    Top level? Why is it so rare for superchargers, and all DC Fast Chargers to have cover from the weather?
  28. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Charlotte, NC - Metropolitan Ave

    Conversely, the Indio, CA, supercharger install has both V2 and urban superchargers side-by-side in a huge shopping center parking lot.
  29. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Charlotte, NC - Metropolitan Ave

    From Atlanta to Louisiana, it seems like every Supercharger installation is in a Target parking lot, so with the Target right across the street, I wonder if that's a more likely site.
  30. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Chapel Hill, NC

    We've used Mebane a couple of times, after we've burned a lot of energy driving around the Chapel Hill area. If it's just a there-and-back trip, Mebane is too early on the return trip to get the good V3 speeds. (And there's the siren song of the Cook-Out shakes across the street, calling to you...
  31. vanjwilson

    Road trip range anxiety is still a thing?

    Hotels.com already has a filter for Electric Car Charging Station. It's under the Amenities section of the Filters. (You have to click See More to get to it.)
  32. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Chapel Hill, NC

    I have a vested interest in the Chapel Hill location, because I have a child who still has two years to go at UNC. Currently, if we leave Charlotte with close to 90% SOC, we can make it to Chapel Hill and all the way back to Archdale before we have to charge. For various reasons, we've had to...
  33. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Chapel Hill, NC

    I went to Chapel Hill today to move my son out of the dorm. Even though this site wasn't showing up in the nav yet, I plugged in just to see if I could be the first. Still no power. This is getting a little ridiculous.
  34. vanjwilson

    Tesla Destination Charging program.....is it still even a thing?

    It looks like they changed the Destination Charger program, to where you have to buy your own chargers and pay for your own installation now. https://www.tesla.com/support/commercial I remember stumbling on that page last year, while I was trying to find a way to suggest supercharger sites...
  35. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Benson, NC

    I stayed at this hotel in November 2021, because they already had destination and J1772 chargers. There are a couple of local chains just a short walk on the small access road, and some more places a little further walk across the main cross road (but still on the same side of the interstate)...
  36. vanjwilson

    M3LR or MYP for road trips?

    I agree with everything @Jeepxj said, especially about the state-of-charge range you want to be in between charges. I rode-tripped my 2021 MY LR from Charlotte to Chicago and back in December, and then from Charlotte to Los Angeles and back in Feb/Mar of this year, and had no problems. I know...
  37. vanjwilson

    First EV Road Trip 700+ Miles Roundtrip - Some Observations

    I have stayed at several different hotels, on different road trips to different parts of the country. I usually get in later in the evening, and there is rarely another EV charging. (In two different cities in West Virginia, I was the only EV using one of four (!) Level 2 chargers at each...
  38. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    If you are in Charlotte this evening, I would love to me another hunter in person.
  39. vanjwilson

    Supercharger - Oxford, NC

    I've encountered a similar layout at the Tunnel Road supercharger in Asheville, NC, and I always have to stop and think about which plug to use. Aside: @m3man43 's comment reminded me of the Led Zepplin album In Through the Out Door. So, I looked it up. Vinyl copies are going for $146 on eBay...
  40. vanjwilson

    Does a Tesla Y make financial sense for me

    Different people can prefer different kinds of driver assist features. I happen to like Basic Autopilot a lot, and some months I have subscribed to Full Self Driving. The full version does make road trips with lots of limited-access road driving much less tiring, at least for me. You really...
  41. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I was signed up for the BRP Tesla Drive, but I decided to take my car to the Drive Electric Earth Day event here in Charlotte on Saturday, to try to drum up some more converts. Hate that I will not get to meet you folks who are going to Asheville. That's a fun road to drive.
  42. vanjwilson

    Mobile Charger no longer included

    As others have pointed out, you can select Unlock Charge Port from the car's screen. (I never tried pushing the trigger on the J1772 plug's handle, because I keep the aftermarket locking ring on my adapter so I don't lose it.)
  43. vanjwilson

    Mobile Charger no longer included

    We have had a JuiceBox 40Amp charger, plugged into a 14-50 outlet, since Fall 2019 to charge my wife's BMW i3. Only difference from your setup is ours is in a garage. When I got my Tesla MY last year, I was able to charge it with the JuiceBox using the J1772 adapter that came with the Tesla. I...
  44. vanjwilson

    Pinehurst NC - noSupercharger

    There seem to be a good number of Tesla destination chargers in that area. https://www.tesla.com/findus?v=2&bounds=35.30650549054681%2C-79.23615665429688%2C35.08458294454824%2C-79.71131534570313&zoom=12&filters=supercharger%2Cdestination%20charger&search=Pinehurst%2C%20NC%2C%20USA And even...
  45. vanjwilson

    Los Angeles --> Atlanta ('18 Model3 LR)

    I second all the advice @theothertom gives. I'll add my own recent experience, because I went from Charlotte, NC, to Los Angeles and back in Feb/Mar of this year. Down through Atlanta to I-10 for the trip out, and back on I-40. It was a piece of cake in the MY LR. Out of 13 nights on the road...
  46. vanjwilson

    Mobile Charger no longer included

    When I got my MY LR last June, it came with a Gen 2 mobile connector but only included a 110V plug. I would have had to buy separate adapters to use it with a ~220V outlet, like a NEMA 14-50. (Adapter page in Tesla shop) I ended up buying a used Gen 1 mobile connector from someone on this forum...
  47. vanjwilson

    Mobile Charger no longer included

    While I agree that this move will leave a bad taste in people's mouths, the fact that it's currently out-of-stock points to the underlying cause. With everything in short supply these days, many businesses are faced with the choice of raising prices or delivering less. Tesla could have said we...
  48. vanjwilson

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I made up some errands down in South Carolina, so that I could bag the new Greenville area supercharger Piedmont, SC It's easier to get in and out than the original Greenville SC, but jammed in a very small space on the side of a convenience store. The relatively new Fairplay, SC, supercharger...
  49. vanjwilson

    Wait times at Super chargers?

    I noticed this numbering scheme at the Columbus, TX, supercharger west of Houston. (Shameless plug: I thought it was so weird, I included it in my road trip video, at 3:04 here, ) As far as waiting, outside of California, the only superchargers I've had to wait at were: Buford, GA Lake...
  50. vanjwilson

    How do you plan your charging stops?

    If I've never been a certain route with my Tesla, I will scope it out with A Better Route Planner first. I like to zoom in and follow the route, because sometime there will be another supercharger, either before or after one they recommend, that I would rather stop at, either because I know I...

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