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Plugshare Roadtrip now in Midwest

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by Aphysician, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Aphysician

    Aphysician Member, Michigan Chapter

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    #1 Aphysician, Apr 5, 2014
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    Plugshare is attempting a 12000 mile roadtrip in Model S. It has entered midwest. Live tracking is available at The Epic Electric American Roadtrip. We should welcome this road warrior and applaud the effort. I will post updates in this thread. Would be wonderful if we can meet him this weekend. Twitter updates @Plugshare.

    He left Worthington, MN at 7:35 am ET. Early afternoon WI, late afternoon IL and IN/OH tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks for the link. Very good pr for Tesla from an outside EV resource.
     
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    #3 Aphysician, Apr 5, 2014
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    @Larry, you are most welcome, I agree.
    Trip reaching La Crosse, WI 115 pm local time, anyone from WI?
    Reaching Rockford around 6 pm.
     
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    Rockford, IL supercharger ETA 750 pm
     
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    #5 Aphysician, Apr 5, 2014
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    Plugshare Roadtrip was greeted by owners at following locations
    Madison, WI - Diane Heatley
    Rockford, IL - Robert Dew

    Tentative meet planned with roadtrip at Maumme, OH SC between 800 am and 1000 am Sunday. He will update the exact time when he leaves Angola, IN after rest. I will update the forum around 6. I am going to welcome this brave UoM and MSU grad. Anyone else coming?
     
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    Left Mishawaka, IN at 8:00 am. Detour to Ann Arbor. Looks like Maumee, OH on way back around 1.
     
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    i missed them in Madison by minutes.
     
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    Updated time to reach Maumee, OH @1530
     
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    Do you know if he's stopping in A2?
     
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    Yes he is. However for private affairs. I am going to Maumee.
     
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    It was hard to follow the route. I was charging at Maumee 8-915 AM and no one else was around.
     
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    #12 Calvin.K, Apr 17, 2014
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    Just met up with PlugShare, Have a video as well!
    "La Crosse WI SC. Mile 9865.6. Just had a great hang w @CalvinKlesmith who drove over an hour get here. #EpicEVTrip"
     
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    #13 Calvin.K, Apr 17, 2014
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    Talked to him about CHAdeMO charging for a Model S and found out some exciting news at 1:15 in the video:biggrin:
     
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    #14 GSP, Apr 26, 2014
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    I would love to buy one of those PlugShare hats. Anyone know where I can get one?

    GSP

    PS. Interesting comment about getting 100 kW with a Tesla prototype CHAdeMo adaptor. Tesla does say their adaptor is rated for 100 kW, but I am surprised to hear that PlugShare found CHAdeMo chargers capable of 100 kW on their trip.
     
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    That is indeed interesting! I would be happy with even 40-50 kW to make the purchase worthwhile. When earlier Tesla said the adapter would only do 20 kW, my shoulders slumped, but this is more like it!
     

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