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trip down 95 to Florida

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Doc0615, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Doc0615

    Doc0615 New Member

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    Got our 85S i tampa, Fl 12/14 but shipped it back up north at end of winter rather than drive it but want to drive it back and forth this year. we go down rt.95 and some superchargers seem far from each other like between Savannah, Ga and lake city,Fl. has anyone driven it all the way on this route and if so any advise?
     
  2. Electric700

    Electric700 Member

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    I've done it a couple of times and have not had any issues. With the trip graph in the energy section, you can see what the estimated charge level will be at your destination. You may need the navigation system for that though. I try to charge to a level where I will have at least 10% at the next Supercharger.
     
  3. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    I've only done MA to SC. No problems.

    Avoid Bethesda,MD if you can. Delaware is the only supercharger I've seen get crowded. The rest of that section is a breeze.
     
  4. Tree95

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    It's pretty much dead on for trip planning
     
  5. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    +1 to these comments. We take 301 through Delaware/ Maryland to avoid DC traffic. When you get to Savannah head for St Augustine and then cut cross country to Ocala. It's a lot nicer drive although 75 construction is currently a pain but you'd get that coming from Lake City anyway. I've done 3 roundtrips through the Newark, De SC from Sarasota.
     
  6. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

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    Savannah to Lake City is a long way and probably not advisable. When I took a road trip in August, I added a CHAdeMO stop at Jacksonville Electric Authority and then took 301 to Ocala.
     
  7. Btrflyl8e

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    If I can make the Savannah to St Augustine leg in my 60, you should have no problem! I do recommend getting the CHAdeMO adapter, though. On our way back from Boston in June, we stopped in Brunswick, GA at Jenkins Nissan for a free charge. They were so nice, inviting us in, giving us ice cold bottled water, etc. We only spent about 15 minutes, but it allowed us to drive whatever speed we wanted the rest of the way.
     
  8. pgiralt

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    You'll be fine in an 85. Live in NC and have driven from here up to NY and back and from here down to Miami and back so basically have covered almost the whole east coast. The Savannah to St. Augustine leg will be the longest for sure, but as long as you get a good charge in Savannah, you'll be fine.
     

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