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East Bay to Tenayna Lodge Yosemite-Can I make it in my 85?

Discussion in 'California' started by Larry, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Larry

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    Ev Trip Planner says 248 rated miles I get 255 at 100%. Has anyone done this? Do I need to charge in Tracy or elsewhere along the way?
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    Larry, I live in San Mateo and it's 209 miles from my house to Tenaya Lodge (near Fish Camp, right?). Easy on a full charge in an 85. If you are in the East Bay I would think you would be closer than me.

    You are referring to Tenaya Lodge, this is their website? http://www.tenayalodge.com/
     
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    how about from Fremont SC? Does Tenaya Lodge have chargers?
     
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    Teenaya has a J1772 according to Plugshare.

    Larry says he lives in the East Bay so charging at Fremont won't help him. Fremont is in the East Bay.
     
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    That's the place. I'm in Lafayette so a little further. Maybe going down to Fremont then over is the way to go. I'll have to check the mileage on EVTrip. Just checked -238 miles from Fremont so it does save 10 miles. I'll have to decide how close I want to cut it. Just looking to see if anyone can tell me how accurate EV Trip is for that leg. Maybe I'll go through Gilroy but it adds an hour.
     
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    Larry, using the Apple maps app on my iPad I get 192 miles from Lafayette to Tenaya Lodge. Of course there is an altitude gain, I think it is around 3K feet. So that will eat up another 30 miles of range.

    Since you own an S85 and you said you can range charge to 255 miles then the trip should be possible, though I would limit your highway speed to 65 just to have a buffer.

    Am I missing something?

    Note: from the Gilroy Supercharger to Tenaya is only 151 miles. Easy trip.
     
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    No. Using EV Trip it's 248 rated miles. You are correct, I am closer, I was looking at the used rated miles not the actual distance.
     
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    Regardless of what EV Trip shows (and I know it is highly regarded by many) I think you have plenty of buffer to get to Tenaya from your home in Lafayette, based on my experience driving from San Mateo to Oakhurst which is close to Tenaya.
     
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    Which route will you be taking? Will you be going through Madera and then up to Fish Camp? Or will you be going across SR120 through the park or down SR49 to Oakhurst and avoid the park?

    In Groveland just east of the 120/49 junction there is a hotel with a HPWC. You could stop there for lunch and add 50-60 miles (with dual chargers), or half that with single.

    Oakhurst also has a few charging spots for that last 15-mile haul that is mostly uphill.
     
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    99 to 140 to 49 to 41 per Google maps. Is that the best way? It's the shortest way. Anyone who has made the drive ans thinks there is a better route I'm all ears.
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    #11 ecarfan, Sep 1, 2014
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    Thanks I didn't know about the HPWC at the Groveland Hotel. I see it is listed on Plugshare.

    Groveland is not on the most direct route for Larry to get to Tenaya, it is rather put of the way. However, it is only 128 miles from Lafayette. So Larry if you are concerned about making it to Tenaya from your house without stopping to charge, that HPWC is certainly worth considering.

    Do you have dual chargers in your S? If you do that will let you use the max HPWC charge rate.

    I have never used any of the charging places in Oakhurst that are listed on Plugshare. I suggest you read the info on each in Plugshare very carefully, they are not all very reliable.

    I have used one in nearby Awahnee at the Homestead Cottages but that is for guests only.
     
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    Larry,

    I live in Fresno, so I don't venture to Yosemite/Fish Camp from the East Bay. The "Google Maps" route you selected is likely the shortest off the top of my head, but there are a half dozen alternate routes to take to reach your destination at Fish Camp.

    In my opinion your choice of routes should be determined by what your plans are for your journey. If you will be visiting Yosemite, the entrance fee of $20 is good for seven days (it is free if you are >62 and purchased the lifetime pass for ten bucks.) The trip up SR120 into the foothills and then into the Park at Crane Flat is much prettier and scenic than traveling down SR99 and then east on SR140 to Mariposa. You won't be competing with all the trucks, and we are in the middle of almond harvest and hulling, so those guys are ubiquitous!

    If time is essential, then 99 is faster, but you will likely have to watch your speed (and the trucks!) to arrive safely. I believe the fairgrounds in Mariposa has some 50A plugs, so you might wish to contact them to see if you could plug in for 90 minutes to get another 45 miles or so of range to be safe!

    Hope you have fun!
     
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    #13 Larry, Sep 1, 2014
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    Going for a CE conference but we will be able to enjoy the afternoons. I do believe I am going to give it a shot and see if I can get there. I can hopefully pull a few electrons in Oakhurst if needed before going up the hill or go 120 and stop in Groveland for the HPWC and have lunch, which seems like the more scenic way to go. We are in no hurry so will most likely go 120. Thanks for the input. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    For those who might be looking at staying at Tenaya Lodge and wondering about the charging situation: I'm currently staying there for 3 nights. Charged last night. Could only pull 30A from the charger (not a Tesla HPWC) for a rate of around 18mph. I asked the guy who turned it on for me how many amps it was rated at and he didn't know. But it is working fine.
     

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