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EV charging around Fredricksburg TX

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by walkman05, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. walkman05

    walkman05 New Member

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    Hi I wanted to take my model 3 from Austin to Enchanted Rock Tx this weekend. I just wanted to check if anyone has experienced any difficulties considering there is no super chargers around? Also any help planning my trip will be appreciated. The distance from my place to Enchanted rock is 95miles and I have a SR+ (250mileS)

    Thanks,
    Satish
     
  2. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler We Are Cognitive Dissidents

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    There's a free, Chargepoint-networked J1772 in Kerrville (across from the tasty café Grape Juice) and a $2/hour charger in Fredericksburg on a funky one-off the MobileNOW network.
     
  3. brkaus

    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    Check plug share. In addition to above, there are a few wineries that have charging, but need to call about hours of operation. There are also a few in the Bee Cave area if your close but not close enough, depending on which way you head back into town.

    Plan with abetterrouteplanner.com and then see how you are doing along the route.

    Best bet would be to watch speed carefully.
     
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  4. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Well-Known Member

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    Check the score of the chargers and also look at the time and status of drivers comments.
     
  5. firebird8302

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    Barron Creek Vineyard on 290 has free charging (I think 4 spots) - up to 45 mi/hr depending on the # cars

    Alexander Vineyard on 290 has 1 free charging spot - 45 mi/hr

    Downtown Fredricksburg has a couple public chargers for a fee. You'll need your adapter and need to download an app for the charger payment.

    You may be able to plug into a 14-50 outlet at the State Park too.
     
  6. Kirby64

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    As others have stated, download Plugshare. The winerys outside of Fredricksburg are you best bet. Some of them have Tesla chargers or 80A Clipper Creek chargers, so they should be the fastest. Plus you can get some wine while you wait :)
     
  7. brkaus

    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    Enchanted rock doesn't have any RV power or hookups.
     
  8. JGard

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    I just made the trip last week. LR RWD on aero 18s. Charged to 90% before leaving, detoured through Johnson City on the way home and got home with plenty of battery to spare. No destination charging needed
     
  9. Rottenapplr

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    You should be ok if you charge to 100%. Drive conservatively on the way there. On the way back it’ll tell you if you have enough charge to get back. I think you’ll be ok. Or long are you staying at enchanted rock?
     
  10. kavyboy

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    I've done the trip in my S70 with 240 miles range (100%) from Houston, staying at the Johnson City Best Western destination charger. We had no problems, though we were running a little bit low by the time we hit Austin. Staying close by helped us get in the park since, at least that time of year, it fills up. We were the last car into the park - the ranger was setting down cones as we approached and moved one aside as he waved us in.
     

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