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Traveling 395 East of the Sierras: Planning Charging and Energy Usage

Discussion in 'California' started by Bobrrr, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Bobrrr

    Bobrrr Member

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    Nice pix, thanks! Now that both Rancho Cucamonga and Lone Pine are both open, I'm planning a trip from Orange County in my S85 to Mammoth stopping at both Superchargers. I'd rather avoid Barstow as its out of the way and not the safest spot (this weeks armed robbery and carjacking eg). EV planner routes me through an erroneous route but says that I need only about 70 kWh to travel from RC to LP with about 2500 feet of gain and 192 miles. It seems doable if I leave RC with a full charge and watch my speed and cabin temperature. Going the other way should be a piece of cake. Why did you choose to go through Barstow? Do you think RC to LP is doable? Thanks!
     
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    Honestly, I think unless you're doing 40, you're never gonna make it. But I could be wrong.
     
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    I think it's doable with conservative speeds. Add an extra 18 RM for the elevation and you're talking about 210 RM, which is definitely possible with an 85. Now if the temperature is really cold, your car is packed with people and gear, or you're using the roof rack then your mileage will vary. I would scout out some L2 charging sites on the way, just in case, though.
     
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    Thanks CB and Mike for your input. I think that one of you is probably right.

    Will let you know when I make the trip. It's definitely not a slam dunk. I can assess the situation as I pass by Ridgecrest so that I can pick up some NEMA 14-50 juice if necessary.
     
  6. gene

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    Don't forget, any of you guys who make this trip, 15 miles north of Lone Pine is a cute town of Independence. There is a very clean, nicely appointed, and pro EV little motel with a Nema 14-50. It is Ray's Den. They are on Plugshare as well. The owner installed this at my request a couple of years ago.
     
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    Any news on Superchargers planned for the Bishop area?
     
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    The Director at the Lone Pine film Museum told me (1/28/15) that there was ongoing discussion in Bishop and that a SC site had not yet been chosen.
     
  9. wycolo

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    So then Bridgeport would be the last SC needed to reach Carson/Reno. Any word on this?
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    If Lee Vining is the next location, would this not be sufficient to reach Reno?
     
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    I'd prefer Lee Vining. This would bridge the gap between Lone Pine and Reno as well as giving access to Yosemite Park.
     
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    #12 GRA, Feb 3, 2015
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    I'm with you on Lee Vining, plus the new 2015 map as well as rumors have an SC appearing in SLT, and the new map also appears to show one in either Stateline or (IMO more likely) Minden/Gardnerville.
     
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    SLT = South Lake Tahoe, for the outlanders.

    Love these magical names of places I've been to, driving 'point & shoot' in the ICE, touring with little regard for fuel sources. Soon the same in the Tesla!
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    I have never taken my Tesla to Saline Valley Hot Springs, its 75 miles rough dirt. But I heard there was 3 Model S' there last week!
     
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    :eek:


    Id NEVER take ANY new car out there, Tesla or not. Even if the road has been recently graded and is very passable, it's still rocky and washboardy. One trip adds 10 years of squeaks and rattles...
     
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    I go there about 5 times a year for the last 30 years. My Japanese vehicles such as Isuzu Trooper, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma fell apart. Interestingly, my Dodge Cummins 2006 has been there and worse over and over with zero problems.

    Near Saline is Butte Valley, here is a fun video of the road with some of our fiddling thrown it. You see my friend's Tacoma failing miserably over the rock ledges where the Dodge has superb gearing and suspension travel. Saline Fiddlers Visit Butte Valley - YouTube
     
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    Hey Skiers and Snowboarders of SoCal! Anyone had to wait for superchargers on Friday and Sunday evenings coming to or from Mammoth?
     
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    Nope, not yet.
     
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    More chargers in Lone Pine would be good, but I hope to eventually see some in Bishop within walking distance of Schat's Bakery (Bakery)! That's our favorite business to patronize along 395, and we know others who'd agree. Whoa Nellie Deli (Info) in Lee Vining, north of Mammoth and a key gateway to Yosemite, would be another site on our 395 Supercharger wish list.
     
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    I agree with you on all accounts.
     

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