The final cut of TMC Podcast #27 is available now with topics time-stamped. We discussed: Consolidation in LiDAR manufacturers; Volvo EX90 shipping with LiDAR; FSD Beta Full Release in N.A.; FSD detecting autopilot cheats, Gwen Shotwell directly overseeing SpaceX Starship; and more. You can watch it now on YouTube. We should have it published to podcast networks shortly.
One post indicated the dearth of EV chargers in Pullman. I wonder how many Tesla owners are WSU alumni, or have children/grandchildren attending WSU. If there are sufficient number, would you want to petition WSU and/or Pullman to put in chargers?
When I drove to Pullman for our youngest son's graduation last year I contacted the electric vehicle group at WSU to see if they had a charger. "No." I think Plug-In North Central Washington could assist in getting a unit placed at the WSU Visitor Center or some other location. The first step is to find a Host Location willing to pay for the installation, maintenance and electricity. If that can be accomplished the raising of $2,300 for a Clipper Creek 90 or perhaps a Clipper Creek 80/100 would not be that difficult.
Or what about having them contact tesla about some special pricing for all their campuses (they have multiple) for some HPWC. I had swedish hospitals contact tesla and they are going to be having some installed at all of their hospitals by summer hopefully.
Oh my. From Ritzville or Ellensburg to Clarkston/Lewiston would be very questionable at best. I don't think it could be done. The road between Pullman and Clarkston is one of the steepest grades I have ever travelled.
I saw at another thread the following so I think Clarkston to Ellensburg is doable.
We have driven from Clarkston to Ellensburg at least 15 times in all kinds of weather. It is net uphill, and fairly often against the wind. In very cold weather (subfreezing) the 200 mile trip can be a stretch. More than once we have arrived with single digits rated range. If it is cold and/or a headwind, you CANNOT drive the speed limit or above and hope to make it. We take the shortest route (and prettier) through Connell.
A couple of times we have made an insurance stop at the lovely little Tucannon River RV Park, just east of Starbuck. The drive north from Starbuck is a fabulous twisty-fest, if you are in the mood!