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Winnemuca NV to Boise ID?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by jay-bay, May 25, 2018.

  1. jay-bay

    jay-bay Member

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    Hey all, I’m planning a trip and looking at the distance from Winnemucca Supercharger to Boise Supercharger in a Model X 75D. Is it doable if we were to stop at that public charger at the Casino in McDermitt NV? Has anyone ever done this route in a Model X 75D?
     
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    Anyone? We have to make the decision on Sunday whether to go to Elko to charge or risk going north to the level 2 charger.
     
  3. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    #3 ItsNotAboutTheMoney, May 26, 2018
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    You might want to read: Reno <--> Boise: Bridging the Gap.
    That's for an X100D in late December.

    Reading that whole thread could give you more idea.

    EV Trip Planner suggests 74.4kWh 223 rated miles (reverse 81.0kWh, 243 rated miles) in an X90D 20", from Winnemucca, NV to Boise, ID at 72*/72*, and no wind.
    Seems like you'd need to get a good long charge at the Say When in McDermott, NV.

    From the Say When to Boise, ID Supercharger 72*/72* no wind for an X90D it says 51.6 kWh, 155 RM.
    Large net elevation drop overall.
    So, it appears doable, especially if you can keep your speed down.
    It seems like it'd be comparable driving time as well, but with less time in the car, especially since you "only" have an X75D which would have slower Supercharging than the X90D.

    Hopefully my bump will get the attention of somebody else who's done it.
     
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    Anyone with a 75D X go from Winnemucca to Boise?
     
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    I believe @Rocky_H has done this drive in his S85. Perhaps he could provide some color/thoughts/data to use as a proxy.

    Edit: Never mind, I see a thread referenced above where he chimes in.
     
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    Well, there is only one answer to your question of "is it doable" for pretty much any route. Yes, every route is doable. It's just a question of how long you will have to stay at the intermediate charging point(s) and whether that is beyond your patience/tolerance/boredom threshold.

    Going the northern direction is the downhill way, so you're a little better off, and I know one or two people have done that without stopping, taking it easy in an S85 or P85 Model S. I've done it the uphill way, south, with my S85 Model S and had to stop for about an hour. With the Model X, it's heavier and less aerodynamic, and with a 75 battery won't have as much range. So you will definitely have to stop at Say When. The 75 battery kind probably has the lower power 48A onboard charger, so that's what you'll be able to pull.

    So just do it, and you'll find out how long the stop is. Drive the first part fairly easygoing to not waste energy. Plug in at the casino and start charging. Set the Boise Supercharger in your navigation, and let it do the energy calculation. You'll be able to get some idea then of how long it will need to charge to give you some decent buffer like 15% or so. Then it's just up to the balance of your factors of comfort level with charging buffer versus your patience to wait, etc. Say When isn't bad if you plan to make it your meal stop. The food is OK, they have free wi-fi, and they can make lattes and stuff, so it's an alright place to spend about an hour, and with you having the 48A charger, you probably wouldn't need to spend more than an hour. Mine was the older 40A charger, so I couldn't take energy as fast.
     
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    There is a supercharger in twin falls you could use the jackpot route. Never have done the route but that would be my.02
     
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    I did it last year in my 75, but I went through Twin Falls - which, outside of the charging, puts added time on the trip (7:47 total trip). I see there's a charger at the Say When Casino in McDermitt - and that will only 2 hours onto your trip (4:20 total trip).

    So the long way around has 2 short SuC stops (0:43 & 0:37) but is nearly 8 hours long, and the short route has 1 long non-SuC stop of nearly 2 hours (plus uncertainty of charging). It all depends on how long you want to be in one place, and how long you want to be in your X...
     
  10. Vic_F

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    This route through eastern Oregon on Hwy 95 (Boise to Winnemucca) will soon be much better because the Say When Casino is graciously going to add Destination chargers. I sent a note to the Destination Charging team and got a very quick reply shown below. We should all make it a point to stop and patronize this helpful business.

    Thanks for your note.

    Tesla has already spoken with and shipped stations to Say When Casino; we are just waiting on the property to complete the installation.

    Thank you,

    Destination Charging Team
     
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  11. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    He might make it there but might not make it back out. We can get to Twin Falls easily in winter from Elko in our MX90D at 90% but there is a big elevation gain coming back out, usually a headwind and with colder temperatures, range can be reduced too. I usually range charge to 100% before leaving, drive 55 mph much of the way to the summit and have been known to draft semis just to make it to Elko with 10% remaining.

    In a MX75D I would not even think about it.

    If you do go that route your last chance to charge is in Jackpot, NV as the RV park in Wells supposedly is turning away EV's.:(
     
  12. tv_aaron

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    Wonder how that destination charger is coming along. Might be making a trip from Bay Area to Boise soon...
     
  13. Vic_F

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    We were just through there last week and no sign of the Destination Chargers but they did indicate they would be getting them. Tesla claimed some time ago to have sent them. Not sure if we need a gofundme for the owners electrician expense to hook up as I did not get a chance to talk to the owner. The one charger is there but I did not check its operation

    We are moving to the Boise area end of March and will be going back and forth, would rather take the S.
     
  14. tv_aaron

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    Amen to that. I'd help with that GoFundMe. I know Tesla Boise club helped during the first charger install
     

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