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Shasta City through Susanville to Reno

Discussion in 'California' started by skip8jj, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. skip8jj

    skip8jj Member

    Aug 19, 2015
    Portland, OR
    We are putting together a trip from PDX to Phoenix and would like to take 89 off I-5 at Shasta to Reno NV via Susanville. It looks like a beautiful route but it is 214 miles Supercharger to Supercharger which leaves little room for MS70D with a range off about 235 miles. The Red Lion in Susanville appears to have a Tesla Connector. Is RL amenable to allowing a Tesla passing through to charge for an hour or so for a fee? I see there is also a level 2 charger in town.

    Also, would appreciate any comments the road, 89 to 44 to 395 into Reno. Thank you for your comments.
  2. gsteele

    gsteele Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    I know that route 44 from Redding to Manzanita lake is all uphill, which is expected since it's heading towards Lassen Peak.
    I imagine that 89 to 44 is also mostly uphill, since all of Lassen Volcanic National Part is at high elevation.
    I took my 90D from Redbluff into the park and around from south-to-north. On the way into the park, the climb was taking almost 700Wh/Mile. Of course the down hill is much better, but if you're going east you won't get as much back. I went through 153 miles of range in just 58.5 miles getting to the peak, but it only took me 30 miles of range to get back going out the north side of the park, which is further.
    If you can charge in Susanville you're probably good, but I doubt you'd make Reno.
    If you can do it the other direction, starting from Reno, you'd be in a lot better shape, though I'd still try to charge some in Susanville.
  3. cpa

    cpa Active Member

    May 17, 2014
    Central Valley
    I think there was a thread dedicated to this about 6-8 weeks ago. I suggest that you search on this site to find it. I replied to the same question then along with several others.

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