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Just a normal business trip

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    #1 Talkredius, Mar 6, 2011
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    Just a normal business trip Part 1

    Start : 24.02.2011. 06:05,
    odometer trip : 0 km
    Hueckelhoven, Germany, my garage :


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    At 06:38 got into the regular traffic jam on the A46, luckily it cost me only 3 minutes.

    First stop at the TNT Hub in Neuss, had to pick up my new PEM fan, TNT was'nt able to deliver it on saturday.

    Time : 24.02.2011. 06:52,
    odometer trip : 51,2 km

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    Next stop at the tire shop of my brother in Duesseldorf, where he replaceded my PEM fan.

    Time : 24.02.2011. 07:42,
    odometer trip : 62,8 km

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    After the job was done and drinking my first cup of coffee this morning I headed to my office in Langenfeld.
     
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    Just a normal business trip Part 2

    While exiting the autobahn I got a thumb up from a passing smart Smart driver, thumbed back with a :smile:

    Just before arrival I looked at the price tags of a gas station, passed it with a:biggrin:


    Time : 24.02.2011. 09:22,
    odometer trip : 93,7 km

    My charging point at my office :

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    At 14:35 I started with a fully charged car in range mode heading to my hotel in Tiefenbach @ (76684 Oestringen) where I wanted to stay overnight.

    Made a coffee stop at the OBI do-it-yourself store in Bensheim. Charging wasn't necessary, but you can watch the people watching the charging Tesla from the coffee shop, usually great fun.

    Time : 24.02.2011. 18:45
    odometer trip : 325,4 km

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    But this time it was obviously to late in the evening, nobody passed the Tesla. So I left after half an hour and an excellent coffee and piece of cake.

    Finally I arrived at my hotel, drank some beer with the hotel owner, who is very fond of EVs and went to bed.

    Time : 24.02.2011. 20:15
    odometer trip : 394,8 km
    68 km left in standard mode

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    #3 Talkredius, Mar 6, 2011
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    Just a normal business trip Part 3

    After having a fine breakfast the next day I drove to the HQ of my employer in Bruchsal where I attended a meeting.

    Charging point at the HQ of my employer :

    Time : 25.02.2011. 08:15
    odometer trip : 415,7 km

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    At 14:40 I headed back home with a fully charged car in range mode. I thought about a nice detour through the rhine valley but decided against it, weather was to bad for this. I will do it in spring or summer and take some pictures. So I just took the A61 straight away home.

    Arrived at 19:15, plugged in the car, kissed my wife, greeted my cat and finished the day with glass of a supreme beer :

    Time : 25.02.2011. 19:15
    odometer trip : 751,3 km
    used net energy : 110,7 kWh
    average usage : 147Wh/km
    39 km left in standard mode


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  4. AndrewBissell

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    Thanks for this - really nice trip report.

    Could you specify what type each charging point was?
     
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    If my math is correct; that was 470 miles.
     
  6. Eberhard

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    I did even 660km within a single day. charging twice at an HPC. I started in Switzerland, first stop in Austria, second stop in Munic and back home in Lower-Frankonia despite the fact of being locked in a traffic-jam before the Pfändertunnel (i had to throught the city of Bregenz) and a accident with full close of the autobahn just before the crossing of Memmingen. A total of 10h drive.
     
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    of course :
    at my garage 1 x 230 @16A will soon upgrade to 3 x [email protected] CEE, one for the the Roadster, one for the Model S and one 24/7 for guests / other EV drivers
    at my office in Langenfeld and HQ employer : [email protected] CEE, soon also wireless charging
    at the hotel [email protected], but there should be also a [email protected], will check this next time
    at OBI [email protected], Park & Charge Box, there should be nearby (10 km) a second box with [email protected] CEE, will check next time
     
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    main reason for writing this report was to show, how one may use an EV in the daily business right now based on a suggestion of dpeilow in a different thread.
    I drive round about 45.000 km in a year. When buying the Roadster I thought , quite optimistic, I could do 9.000 km of these with the Roadster. Now, after 6 months my odometer says 18.300km and I left out the December completely. The Roadster isn't a good Christmas present carrier:wink:

    So just a normal business trip, many other will follow ....
     
  9. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    #Talkredius Hope i can check your charging-station when the weather is getting warmer. If you may need a charge at the A71 (Schweinfurt-Erfurt) I can offer 32A in Münnerstadt
     
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    you and other EV drivesr are always welcome, free coffee and beer included:smile:
     
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    no beer, otherwise i would need an accommodation too? :lol:
     
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    I make it 467(466.85). 751.3km/1.6093
     

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