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San Jose to Kirkwood Mountain Resort Charge Plan 70D

Discussion in 'Model S' started by listy, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. listy

    listy Member

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    I wanted to know about how to plan a route to Kirkwood with a 70D for skiing.

    Sometimes I will do a 1 day trip and other times I will stay in South Lake or Placierville.

    Are the destination chargers busy at Kirkwood Mountain Resort? How much does it cost to park in that section?

    Any tips besides what Marc suggested.

    Thanks
     
  2. dhcp

    dhcp Member

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    Can't help you at Kirkwood, but for the rest:

    Depends on the route you take up there. I drive up to South Lake frequently (from the peninsula) with an 85D. I have to stop in Barstow on the way up there for sure, no way I could make it otherwise. On the way back I can make it from South Lake home on a single 90% charge., Maybe even less and I drive 75mph or so.

    There are Superchargers up there now in South Lake I believe at the Hard Rock.

    That Kirkwood drive during the warmer months is really a beautiful drive and during the fall when the leaves are changing, breathtaking.
     
  3. ucmndd

    ucmndd Well-Known Member

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    Will be much easier when the "planned for 2018" Supercharger opens there.

    Per Plugshare there are now 6 80A Tesla connectors there and 2 40A Clipper Creeks (although the last comment indicates that only 3 of the HPWCs are working but that's inconsequential as they're mounted in a location where it would be impossible for 8 cars to charge at the same time).

    From San Jose I think your best bet is a 100% charge at Manteca and assume you'll need to juice up on one of the L2 chargers before you leave.

    I can't imagine the chargers being highly used in the winter.
     
  4. listy

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    My main concern is getting 2-3 hours of charge while there for a day trip to make it back to Manteca from Kirkwood. Is there a valet service or do people move their cars so others can charge up?

    Since there are many Tesla owners in NorCal, would the station be busy?
     

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