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Portland to Boise charging options :(

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by joshuaeven, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. joshuaeven

    joshuaeven Member

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    We make this trip 2-3 times a year. Looking at the PlugShare maps is depressing. Nothing near Pendelton but a wall outlet? I would LOVE to be able to make this trip in a day (approx. 430 miles), but that would only be possible with Supercharging. I'm resigned to a 2 day affair. The way the charge stations seem to be spread out, I'm worried that even the 2 day trip may be pushing it. Nothing on the map between The Dalles and Boise. I'm shocked there aren't more charging options on the way out there. I know there a couple Boise Model S reservations. I wonder if anyone else has thought about this drive?
     
  2. dennis25

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    Allstays | Campgrounds | RV Parks

    this was mentioned by somebody else on a different thread..i believe about a trip from baltimore to pittsburgh. it's a good site and a great app for your smartphone. the app is pricey at $10 but it has a ton of info. you can filter your search for year round rv parks that have 50 amp outlets. doing a quick search of your journey looks like there's a lot of options. good luck.
     
  3. Vger

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    Yes, good advice. Allstays is the best source of info for RV parks. You can set the app to filter for sites having 50A service, then call to confirm. Remember that the 50A RV Park outlet (40A delivered) is 33% faster than the anemic 30A L2 charge stations prevalent among public EVSE's. This is the only way I made it across North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota last fall in my Roadster.
     
  4. Puyallup Bill

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    No help from here - agree it looks depressing. Looks like a lot of extra miles and two days might not be real comfortable.
    I have not piloted an airplane for over 35 years, but this EV route planning reminds me of those days planning light aircraft cross country trips. Pour over the charts to plan fuel stops, speed, weight, etc.
     
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    Thanks, all, for the tips!
     
  7. TeslaSinHR

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    I sent an email to Wildhorse Casino that they should consider installing some J1772 high-amp chargers (240v, 80A) to attract Tesla owners since they are basically halfway (220 miles) between Portland and Boise. Hanging out in the casino or one of their restaurants would be a good way to kill time while waiting a 3-4 hours to charge up.
     

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