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Vacaville to Harris Ranch?

Discussion in 'North America' started by Hometheatremaven, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Hometheatremaven

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    Has anyone done Vacaville SC to Harris Ranch SC without supplemental charging?
    i have a S85 that maxs at 253 RM.
     
  2. napabill

    napabill Active Member

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    I've done Napa to Harris Ranch several times, which I believe is a bit farther. Just stay at <=70mph. I typically had about 30-40 rated miles when I arrived. Just remember, Speed Kills!:smile:
     
  3. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    If you are concerned, and it's not a bad idea to start conservatively, just drop over into the right lane with the trucks. In CA, I believe they have a 55 mph limit. If you go with their flow (60-65), you don't even have to draft to get significant range boosts. If I remember correctly, there are no long climbs or descents on that route, and the 30-mile-average, projected range number will be a pretty good guideline. Leave yourself some buffer, and you should be fine.
     
  4. Racceye

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    #4 Racceye, Sep 13, 2014
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    Drove Sonoma (Fairmont) to Harris Ranch on full charge. Disparity between Rated Range and GPS dropped from about 50-60 miles down to 4/5... Drove fairly quickly majority of the way. But with 40 miles left, disparity between rated range/GPS was only about 15 miles. Last 30 minutes/30 miles of the trip were driven behind a truck/SUV at 60-65 mph.

    I drive an S85.
     

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