Here is a tale of my longest driving day yet. It was a day of firsts. The first day of relying on public charging infrastructure, my first day going into the single digits of range remaining, and the first time I saw multiple Teslas in one day. I set my charge timer for 3am and slid the SOC slider all the way up. I knew by the time I had to take my parents to the airport at 6am I'd have a standard charge plus a little bit. I left for Pearson Intl' Airport with ~360km of range. I got back at 8:15am. I knew I was going back into Toronto later that day to watch a hockey game with my brother in law but I figured I'd wait until we were off peak TOU electricity rates at 11am to top the car up. My wife was taking the kids swimming at 11am for an hour or so, I figured there was plenty of time left in the day to charge so I didn't dissuade her from taking the Tesla. 15 minutes later I got a call that the parent and tot swim was full, and that they were headed to another pool and would be back at 1pm. I'm now thinking I should have been charging the car from 8am to 11am... My wife brought the car back with 160km of range remaining. I had the car charging for 30 minutes at home and left for an appointment with the optimitrist. I decided to drive with the heat off and take it easy on the accelerator. I got back home from the optimitrist and now had ~140km of range left. Things were looking tighter and tighter... I was able to charge at home from 2:30 -> 4pm before I left to pick up my brother in law. The car now had 201km of range, which was cutting it close when a roundtrip from my home to the arena was 160km, not including the detour to pick my brother in law up. I now knew I wanted to charge while we were watching the game. I picked my brother in law up in Oakville, and we head off for the hockey game. We drive ~10 minutes or so and realize he left the tickets at his house.... Doh! Traffic was terrible on the QEW heading to the game which is good for electricity consumption. Saves me from putting along in the slow lane. Traffic downtown is always a mess I'm sure and today is no exception. I was planning to park/charge at the Harbourfront Center which has 4-5 EVSE's there. We were sitting at a red light beside the TD center which also has a L2 charger and it was getting very close to the start of the Leafs game so I decided to park there. Hopefully the L2 charger would be available... It was not, there was a sig red Model S parked there charging. Darn! I now have 90km of range remaining. I really wish mr. sig red went to the Tesla Owners meeting last night. I spot a few 120V plug close to where I parked, and think "Great, these will get me the buffer I need to get home!!!) WRONG. 120V outlets are totally useless in my experience. This is the second time I've needed a 120V outlet to charge the car but it didn't work out.... It charged perfectly fine for about 30minutes and then it stopped charging and the charge port turned red. They really need to add a function to the app that will let it restart charging (when the charge port is red) and allow you to lower the amperage as well. Either that or fix it so the car doesn't quit charging in the first place.... I was now planning to stop at Budds Chevrolet on the way home and hit up the 100A Suncountry highway J1772 for 15 minutes. My brother in law said he'd come along with me to top the car up but it was out of the way so I had him open the plugshare app. There was a Ford and Chevy dealer nearby. We went to Courtesy Chevrolet on the Queensway first, no charger in sight. The comments did say they were unable to charge when the dealership was closed, I suspect it was behind locked gates. I really don't know why chargers like this are even on plug share or why the owner didn't have the foresight to make the charger available 24/7. This is almost as frustrating as trying to charge a Model S on 120V. I knew we'd have better luck at the Ford dealer as the comments seemed to indicate it was accessible 24/7. There was a dealership owned Ford Focus Electric plugged in which didn't appear to be charging, so I unplugged it and plugged myself in. I was now happily charging at 32A. I had 69km of range left for a 70km drive. This was going to be my buffer. There was a very fancy Wendy's next door and we both enjoyed a frosty. I think we were there about 30 minutes, and the car was now saying 85km of range left. Not much of a buffer but hopefully enough. There were a couple more J1772s on the way home I could use if things were looking sketchy. We drive 1km down the road and have lost 3km of range.... Eww maybe I wil stop at Budd's Chevrolet after all! I got to my brother in laws house with 55km of range left with 45km's to drive. The sketchy part about this situation for those who don't know the local geography is that in the last few km's before my house I have to climb the Niagara escarpment... Not sure if my 10km buffer is enough. Thankfully it's 5C outside and not any colder as I haven't been running the heat in the car at all. I was turning the fan on briefly with the HVAC set to low and the AC off to clear the windshield occasionally. I start out on the QEW at 95km/h trying to maintain or build up my buffer higher... I slow down to 90, then 85 then 80km/h... I keep a close eye on the GPS vs. Energy screen, and I'm maintaining my buffer. I'm averaging 166Wh/km. Pretty good for 5C and rainy! By the time I got to the base of the escarpment I had built my buffer up by about 1.5km. I begin to climb the hill and the car is pulling 35kW or so. I try to remember what Chad S said about elevation... 6 miles per 1000ft????? I have 200ft to climb I think? I think that's a loss of 2-3km?????? I get to the top of the hill and my 11km buffer has now shrunk to 6km.... However the GPS is taking me the longer way around so I exit the highway to take the shorter and lower speed limit route to my house. I'm now only a few km from home with an 8km buffer. Piece of cake. I pull in the driveway with 7km remaining and realize I forgot to mail a few things. LOL Of all the days, at least I know the mailbox is <1km away. I pull into the garage for the 2nd time after taking care of the mail and have 5km remaining. It's 12:15am, I plug in and the car says 7h 15m remaining. For the first time the car won't be finished charging when I wake up in the morning as TOU changes from off peak to peak. This has got me re-considering whether I should put in a HWPC or not... I have all the wiring in place so it would be a straight forward job. I know I still don't need it but perhaps this is the excuse I've been looking for to install one.