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Toronto to New York city - trip planning

SmartElectric

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Finished planning the family trip to New York city.
The supercharger stops look like:

Buffalo - lunch

Brennan's Bowery Bar
Clarence Mall
4401 Transit Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221

Thread: Buffalo Supercharger Updates - Page 33


Syracuse
Dunkin' Donuts
1075 7th North St
Hess
Liverpool, NY 13088

Thread: Syracuse Supercharger Updates - Page 17


Albany - snack
The Cheesecake Factory
Colonie Center
131 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12205

Thread: NY: Albany Supercharger Updates - Page 18


Newburgh - stone oven pizza
Cosimo's On Union
1217 NY-300
Newburgh, NY 12550

Thread: Supercharger - Newburgh, NY - Page 10
 

mknox

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Wow, we're starting to have options. Well, if we venture into the USA at least.

Options are important, I think. On my last trip to Chicago, I had it planned out nicely like this, but my wife still complained about having to eat when the car was hungry.

With more charging options, some of this goes away, but unless you want to extend your trip, you really do have to time your charging stops with your "normal" stops. When we would take the ICE, stopping for gas (once each way) was relatively trivial and then we could stop to eat whenever and wherever we wanted to. More Supercharger proliferation will help in this regard.
 

SmartElectric

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Charging in Buffalo now. The bar is great, the appetizer of potatoe skins is already on the table, my hot wings are coming up next.

Crossed at the bridge over the falls, nice view!

I'll post pictures of the Buffalo head (yes stuffed head) at the bar. :)
 

SmartElectric

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Great hot wings here, and the Mac+Cheese was very good.
The turkey on bagel bun was only ok.
Getting back on the road with 249 miles of range. On to our next super stop.
 

SmartElectric

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Syracuse NY.

Playing Frisbee and nerf football.
Only need to charge 25 mins to get back to 180 rated miles for the drive to Albany (and the cheesecake we are anticipating)
 

SmartElectric

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Decided to take a short break in Newburgh and stretch our legs before the final hour into NY City.
Have been approached by interested locals at this stop.
The restaurant (cosimos) is apparently excellent, but since we loaded up at the CK factory, no food this stop.
 

SmartElectric

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Here we are, one block from times square. The Tesla made the trip in 12 hours.
Three range charges during meals made the trip seamless, we never waited for charging more than a few minutes.
There were some challenging moments with rain and narrow lanes due to construction, but having driven RV's on our previous road trips, no big worries.

Brilliant car!!!!
 

AudubonB

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How does that 12hr total compare to other vehicles? The real world kind, not the 8h 14m that GoogleMaps suggests.
 

SmartElectric

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You need minimum two full meals and at least one other substantial break to drive the 8 hours and 1000km.
That puts the drive at 10.5 hours at bare minimum.
I made two navigation mistake, and hit construction zones, adding another 40 minutes.

The average speed in the US roads was 72 mph, it was unwise to go any faster, and no one ever passed me.
 

SmartElectric

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Back home safe and sound.

We did the reverse trip instead of heading back through Kingston due to starting late in the day (noon) for the 12 hour journey.
Visited the same chargers to/from with similar charge speeds.
Approached by many interested parties, very positive experiences when charging.
Tried different cheesecake on the way back, mango key lime....sublime!

My entire clan have come away confident in our new Tesla.
 

SmartElectric

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Charging in Buffalo now. The bar is great, the appetizer of potatoe skins is already on the table, my hot wings are coming up next. I'll post pictures of the Buffalo head (yes stuffed head at the bar)

The meal really helped us moove on, and charge to our next stop...

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We stayed one block from Times Square. The electronic billboards were 4+ stories high!

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The Museum of Natural History located across from Central Park was first on our list. The size/scope of the building was befitting a city like NY!
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Took in a view of the city via the "Top of the Rock" tour. Looking towards the Empire State building in this photo.
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As sun set on our last day in NY, this photo says it all.
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The drive home gave me an opportunity to trust the "Tesla-tech" as we finished our last leg into Toronto with just 7% charge remaining. Most of the trip legs we came into superchargers with 10-20%, but on the last leg, and after 20 hours in the car over the span of 4 days, the Tesla didn't let us down once, and we gave it a reward at the end, a long plug in overnight and thanks for a job well done.
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