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Trip from Toronto to Ottawa, Canada

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  1. Richgoogol

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    #1 Richgoogol, May 16, 2017
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    Hi, I drive a Model X 75D. We are planning a family trip to Ottawa over the long weekend and I was wondering what would be the best route to go there? And I realize there's no supercharger in Ottawa, so what would be the best place to charge the car there? I can somehow foresee that there will be range anxiety, so I just need some feedback from someone who has done the trip before. Do I need a CHAdeMO adapter? If it's too troublesome, I'll just drive my dad's ICE instead. Thank you very much in advance.
     
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    We made the trip recently from Toronto to Ottawa and we switched from the hotel we were going to stay at, and instead stayed at the Westin because they have a Tesla charger there (not a Supercharger, but a home Tesla charger).
     
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    I did that trip a few weekend ago (but from further away Hamilton, not Toronto) in a P90D. Charged at Port Hope and Kingston, and that was enough for me to get to Ottawa.

    While in Ottawa, I used my CHAdeMO adapter at the Byward Market (Clarence St Parking) for a little over an hour for a full charge. They also have a slower EV Plug. I signed up for an account on my phone in 5 minutes while I was there, but if you want to make things go more smoothly, sign up ahead of time at Electric Circuit's website. You'll have to transfer money to your account via a credit card before commencing. Total cost of charging for me was $20.85.

    It was more than enough to get me back to Kingston for the return trip. Otherwise, I only had access to a 120v plug at the friend I was staying at, which was super slow and only good for a very small top-up.

    One option I was considering is charging as much as I can on 120v and then heading back via Cornwall, since the supercharger there is closer than Kingston, but it would require a longer over-all trip. I also considered hanging out at MEC because I know there is a good charger there too.

    I used the "PlugShare" app on my iPhone to find all the charging locations in Ottawa.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you so much for the feedback guys. I really appreciate it!
     
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    tesla.com also works well for this, and shows 3 destination charging places in Ottawa, and 2 locations that are faster than the Westin...

    the mobile website for tesla.com has been improved dramatically and it's really easy to use.
     
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    If you plan on roadtripping around Ontario or Quebec, a CHAdeMO adaptor is going to be a very good investment for you.
     
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    Did the trip a couple times now with my 75D. Charged for a few mins at Port Hope to be on the safe side, and charged to ~80% while shopping at Kingston Outlets. Arrived with plenty of mileage to spare and drove over to Gatineau for Costco booze + Casino, drove around the Ottawa city a bit, and had ~ 40km when I plugged in to the hotel charger.

    Stayed over at the Best Western Plus in Downtown. Free Parking if you drive an EV, and free charging I think it was 30 amps....was pretty much fully charged by the morning!

    I don't own a Chademo and all that, a simple J1772 and Superchargers along the way are all you need.

    Oh, and I'm definitely an aggressive driver (Speed of 130-140 the entire trip)
     
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