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Boise to Reno Just Got Easy

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by jackbowers, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. jackbowers

    jackbowers Jack Bowers

    Aug 23, 2009
    The Say When Casino on highway 95 in McDermitt, NV just installed a 15 kW J1772 charger, so with a 60-90 minute lunch break you can now get between the Boise and Winnemucca Superchargers (253 miles) without resorting to hypermiling techniques. Oregon just raised the speed limit on 95 to 70 mph, and there is very little traffic on that route. The only issue is that Autopilot still thinks the speed limit is 55, so 5 miles past each 70 mph sign you get limited to 60 mph.

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  2. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

    May 31, 2015
    Northern California
    I sent a note off the the Jackpot, NV chamber over on 93 between Wells, NV and Twin Falls, ID to hopefully get the same type of solution.

    During the winter I expect my Model X to strain to get from the Elko supercharger to the Twin Falls Supercharger. It's only 201 miles but lots of climbing. I would prefer not to freeze to death trying to squeeze miles out of the car.

    Any tips others have to convince these businesses to install chargers? I sent them the link to the Tesla destination charger program.
  3. cpa

    cpa Active Member

    May 17, 2014
    Central Valley
    Jack, last night I saw this listed on PlugShare! I am planning to drive that route in about two weeks, so you and Tim have my hearty thanks and appreciation for your efforts. I have dual chargers in my S, so the 72A are great!

    I just hope there isn't a queue at the casino when I arrive . . .
  4. Rocky_H

    Rocky_H Active Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Boise, ID
    I just tried this route and thought I would share my thoughts with a single charger, so 40A limit. It was still not bad. I tend to keep it a little slow anyway, when I’m trying to preserve miles, so I was taking it easy. For the charging stop at Say When, I used the restroom and then got lunch at the café (philly steak sandwich was pretty good) and used their wi-fi to browse Facebook. Once I was done eating and paid the bill, then I got a latte to go. It took a little over an hour, and I didn’t really end up waiting for the car at all. Granted, I’m pretty used to making a tight distance work sometimes, so an hour and a half would have been more comfortable margin, but it was OK.
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