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Kingman to Flagstaff?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by coqui33, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. coqui33

    coqui33 Member

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    We will be driving (90D, 19", AP2) from Las Vegas back to Florida in June, and I am worried about the leg from Kingman AZ to Flagstaff AZ. It is a long climb, and I am not sure we can do it with a safety margin. Any wisdom would be appreciated.
     
  2. mblakele

    mblakele radial cross member

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    This planner accounts for elevation, and thinks you'll use less than 200 RM even if you speed a bit. Watch out for headwinds though.

    EV Trip Planner
     
  3. johnnyS

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    We did it in our S85 so it should be no problem for you. The difficult leg was Barstow to Kingman before a supercharger was added at Needles.
     
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    Hardest part is staying under 90 mph ;).

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    We used 53 kWh in May 2015 from Kingman to Flagstaff, but then I drive about 3-4 under the speed limit. Model S85 from 2014.
     
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    So true!

    In AZ if you're under 90 you better be in the right lane with the trucks that are only going 85!
     
  7. coqui33

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    Thanks, guys. It looks doable, so I will plan the trip that way. I believe that speed is the main factor, and I have no problem dawdling along in the right lane. My wife, on the other hand has a lead foot, but she can take over after Flagstaff. :D
     
  8. iridium

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    I looked into doing the Kingman -> Flagstaff run in a 60 and it would have been scary tight, even controlling for speed, so I never did it.. based on what everyone else said and evtrip planner I think you'll be fine in a 90.

    It looks like there are some destination chargers along 40 as well in case you need an emergency plan.
     

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