Since there were some questions about the need for QC with a 160 miler base Model S, I thought I'd put together a few scenarios. Here are the 4 very well travelled routes from Seattle. First some background information. I've had my Leaf now for nearly 10 months and we have all been patiently waiting for the CHAdeMO quick chargers to come online. The news is that, 10 of these unicorns will actually come up by April next. Notes : - "Range" is the freeway range assumed 70% of the advertised range - I've included a couple of QC that will come in later than Apr '12 under the EV Project - I've assumed only 6.6kW L2 as that is what will be available (assuming they will be available at all) - Though I've only talked about one way trip, without QC (or 20kW charger) it would be very difficult to make this a one day trip - Timings are approximate - All distances are from my home some 20 miles east of Seattle - A 230 miler will be able to do all but the first drive without a recharge - CHAdeMO will charge a Leaf to 80% within 30 minutes and near 100% in 1 hour - Once the infrastructure issues are sorted out we will have QC every 40 to 50 miles throughout the I-5 corridor from Vancouver, BC to Baja California. - This is the proposed map of QCs in western WA. The blue ones will be up by Apr '12. Hopefully the gray ones (using fedearl money) will be up sometime in the next 2 years.