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Driving from Tejon Ranch to Indian Wells

Discussion in 'California' started by Laurent, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Laurent

    Laurent Member

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    I have a trip coming up and I'm wondering if I can make it from Tejon Ranch to Indian Wells. It's 210 miles but I have to go over Tejon Pass. I'm planning to get a full charge (in range mode) at Tejon Ranch so my rated range will be around 270 miles. Do you think I can make it or is it safer to stop by Hawthorne? Thanks.
     
  2. Jason S

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    If nice weather and during daytime, should be able to make it.

    If in the next couple weeks -- count on Hawthorne, imho.
     
  3. GSP

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    Would stopping at a 75 A J1772 on your route for a one hour lunch stop be an alternative to driving to Hawthorne?

    Perhaps the slower, but direct, route through Palmdale would allow more range as well.

    GSP
     
  4. Laurent

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    I was able to drive from Indian Wells to Tejon Ranch yesterday (without stopping by Hawthorne). I started with 270 miles of range and arrived with 25 miles left. Cruise control was at 70mph most of the way, except over the Grapevine (65 mph). YMMV.
     
  5. Lloyd

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    I have to do this drive next month and thought I would go 138 through Lancaster, Pearblossom, Phelan, I15 San Bernadino. then 10 to Palm Desert.
     
  6. PureAmps

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    Laurent, inspired by your drive I tried it from LaQuinta, which is probably about 10 miles further out than Indian Wells. I ended up stopping at an L2 charger and adding a few miles before going through the grapevine, but I could have made it (barely) and would have arrived with 5 miles left (and one angry wife ;)). Unfortunately, the wind was a big factor for me leaving Palm Springs and caused me to use way more energy than I had expected. Details in this thread: Spring Break Travel Journal
     
  7. TsRocket

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    Making your trip in reverse in oct., which L2 charger did you use, mid-way, tho i dont thnk i will need it, as only going to Monterey Ave, PD. and winds will be in our favor. Oops, i see it.
     

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