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All-Electric Vehicle Rally - guess which car won...

Discussion in 'News' started by VaG, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. VaG

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    http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/10/all-electric-vehicle-rally/

    There they were, a caravan of nine electric car enthusiasts with a lot of free time on their hands, "tearing" down North America's west coast in a bunch of environmentally conscious vehicles. That was just last week in what organizer Tony Williams called the All Electric Vehicle Rally, and nearly all nine participants arrived in the rally's end location of Tijuana, Mexico.
    The convoy started in Blaine, Washington and took to I-5 in four chunks. This year a Tesla Model S piloted by Jack Bowers and Georg Kuhnke arrived first, with just 41 hours of driving time -- a far cry from the eight days and five hours the course took Williams last year. The approximately 1,400 miles were covered by the winner at an average speed of about 34 MPH. Sadly, one Nissan Leaf owner got stuck charging their car for 15 hours in California due to a lack of CHADEMO chargers en route. Despite years of promises, CHADEMO sites haven't made their way south of the Oregon/California border as part of the west coast's Green Highway. Still, that we've reached the point where even some EVs can clear that many miles in under two days using only public chargers is pretty impressive.
     
  2. elecblue

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    Way to go Model S! 41 hours of driving time - is that elapsed time? If not, what was the door-to-door elapsed time?
     
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    It's probably not really news, but an interesting ah-hah for me was how well the Leafs and iMiev performed in the first stage that covered Washington and most of Oregon. The takeaway for me is that if you are traveling a short distance with charging at your destination - say 150 miles or less, then an S / Roadster with the big battery is a big advantage (you just go, and charge overnight as you usually do). If you're traveling significantly farther than that, then the big battery gets you off to a good start, but DC charging and a well built out infrastructure takes over as the primary determinant of your overall travel speed.

    In Washington and Oregon, the Leafs and iMiev were quite competitive. At the time we went through WA and OR, the superchargers weren't up and running, so the various Tesla drive trains were all restricted to AC charging.


    Randy - that's a score! I think you're going to be driving a Model S with a number on the side for awhile :)
     
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    All the cars had the same basic elapsed time, since the event was done in Stages, with all the cars launching at each Stage in order of the lowest time from the previous stage, in five minute intervals.

    BC2BC-2013 Results:

    The BC2BC-2013 All Electric Vehicle Rally began with all vehicles departing from the Canadian border at the Peace Arch State Park, Saturday, June 29, 2013 with 1508 miles / 2427km driven to Mexico.


    Overall Results, Final Tally, BC2BC-2013, All Electric Vehicle Rally
    July 7, 2013 at 8pm

    Rally #---Time points / Card points ---Model

    1st) Car #43 ----- 1 / 1 --- Tesla Model S
    2nd) Bike#5 ----- 3/5 --- ZERO motorcycle
    3rd) Car #8 ----- 4/4 --- Tesla Model S
    4th) Car #1 ------ 7/3 --- Toyota Rav4 EV
    5th) Car #6 ----- 5/7 --- Tesla Model S
    6th) Car #45 ---- 6/6 --- Tesla Roadster
    7th) Car #4 ----- 8/- --- Nissan LEAF
    8th) Car #3 ----- 9/- --- Nissan LEAF
    9th) Car #2 ----- DNF --- Mitsubishi iMiev

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    Playing Cards
    Rally #----- Card Score - Cards

    1st) Car #43 - 1 point - Flush, 8 high card
    2nd) Car #1 - 3 points - Straight, King high card
    3rd) Car #8 - 4 points - Two Pair, 9s and Aces
    4th) Car #5 - 5 points - Two Pair, 9s and Kings
    5th) Car #45 - 6 points - One Pair, 7s
    6th) Car #6 - 7 points - One Pair, 4s
    7th) Car #4 - no score
    8th) Car #3 - no score
    9th) Car #2 - Did Not Finish

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    Overall time score, hours+minutes

    1st) Car #43 - 41+08 = 18+13, 09+15, 5+48, 7+52
    2nd) Bike#5 - 52+22 = 27+54, 10+35, 5+21, 8+32
    3rd) Car #8 - 57+17 = 25+01, 13+59, 10+40, 7+37
    4th) Car #6 - 57+35 = 31+06, 10+25, 8+38, 7+26
    5th) Car #45 - 70+52 = 33+34, 14+25, 12+20, 10+33
    6th) Car #1 - 74+58 = 29+20, 18+17, 16+23, 10+58
    7th) Car #4 - 97+21 = 49+12, 23+20, 24+49, enroute
    8th) Car #3 - 105+02 = 28+25, 50+51, 25+41, enroute
    9th) Car #2 - Did Not Finish

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    Stage 1 results / Blaine to Grants Pass - 529 miles / 851.3km
    June 29, 2013 until July 1, 2013
    Rally # - Hours+Min (departure - arrival) model

    1) Car #43 - 18+13 (12.09 - 06.22) Model S
    2) Car #2 - 20+35 (12.12 - 08.45) iMiev
    3) Car #8 - 25+01 (12.27 - 13.28) Model S
    4) Bike#5 - 27+54 (12.31 - 16.25) ZERO
    5) Car #3 - 28+25 (12.18 - 16.43) LEAF
    6) Car #1 - 29+20 (12.34 - 17.54) Rav4 EV
    7) Car #6 - 31+06 (12.24 - 19.30) Model S
    8) Car #45 - 33+34 (12.21 - 21.55) Roadster
    9) Car #4 - 49+12 (12.15 - 13.27+48) LEAF

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    Stage 2 results / Grants Pass to Santa Rosa - 374 miles / 602km
    July 2, 2013 until July 4, 2013
    Rally # - Hours+Min (departure - arrival) model

    1) Car #43 - 09+15 (08.45 - 18.19) Model S
    2) Car #6 - 10+25 (09.15 - 19.49 ) Model S
    3) Bike#5 - 10+35 (09.00 - 19.47 ) ZERO
    4) Car #8 - 13+59 (08.55 - 22.54 ) Model S
    5) Car #45 - 14+25 (09.20 - 23.45) Roadster
    6) Car #1 - 18+17 (09.10 - 03.27) Rav4 EV
    7) Car #4 - 23+20 (09.25 - 08.20 +25 min penalty) LEAF
    8) Car #3 - 50+51 (09.05 - 11.54+48 ) LEAF
    9) Car #2 - DNS/DNF (08.50 -xx.xx) iMiev (Did Not Show/Did Not Finish)

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    Stage 3 results / Santa Rosa to San Luis Obispo - 274 miles / 441km
    July 5, 2013 until July 6, 2013
    Rally # - Hours+Min (departure - arrival) model

    1) Bike#5 - 05+21 (09.10 - 17.15) minus (10.16-13.00 free) ZERO
    2) Car #43 - 05+48 (09.00 - 17.23) minus (10.25-13.00 free) Model S
    3) Car #6 - 08+38 (09.05 - 19.43 ) minus (11.00-13.00 free) Model S
    4) Car #8 - 10+40 (09.15 - 20.03) minus (11.08-13.00 free) Model S
    5) Car #45 - 12+20 (09.20 - 23.20 ) minus (11.20-13.00 free) Roadster
    6) Car #1 - 16+23 (09.25 - 03.38 ) minus (11.10-13.00 free) Rav4 EV
    7) Car #4 - 24+49 (09.30 - 11.15 ) minus (12.04-13.00 free) LEAF
    8) Car #3 - 25+41 (09.35 - 11.38) minus (12.38-13.00 free) LEAF
    9) Car #2 - Did Not Finish

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    Stage 4 results / San Luis Obispo to San Yisidro - 321 miles / 516.6km
    July 7, 2013 until July 8, 2013
    Rally # - Hours+Min (departure - arrival) model

    1) Car #6 - 7+26 (08.35-16.01) - Model S
    2) Car #8 - 7+37 (08.40- 16.17))- Model S
    3) Car #43 - 7+52 (08.30-16.22) - Model S
    4) Bike#5 - 8+32 (09.00-17.32) - ZERO
    5) Car #45 - 10+33 (08.45-18.00+78) - Roadster
    6) Car #1 - 10+58 (08.50-18.30+78) - Rav4 EV
    7) Car #4 --+-- (08.55-enroute) - LEAF
    8) Car #3 --+-- (09.05-enroute) - LEAF
    9) Car #2 - Did Not Finish

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