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Winslow, AZ to Casa Grande SC?

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by napabill, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. napabill

    napabill Active Member

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    We are currently in Winslow, AZ at the La Posada Hotel, which is quite a place. Historic AND with 2 Tesla chargers. My question is, has anyone attempted the drive from Winslow down Hwy 87 to Tempe then south to Casa Grande? EVTripPlanner shows it at 214 miles, but only 191 RM's. Tempting. PlusgShare shows some L2 chargers in Tempe if things got desparate.
     
  2. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    The wonders of downhill... I would trust EV Trip Planner, and you have insurance in Tempe. If it were me, I would go for it!

    YMMV, of course.
     
  3. ZBB

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    You should be fine in an 85… Would be a bit dicey in a 60 -- but there are plenty of chargers in the Phoenix area (including the Volta units that deliver 32A and 20 RM/hour….)

    Enjoy La Posada… I haven't stayed there, but my Mom raves about their restaurant… We're toying with routes for a 4-5 day road trip in March -- and this gets me thinking of staying there. We can get from Winslow to home in 165 RM per EVtripplanner… hmmm
     
  4. Tyl

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    I've done Holbrook AZ to Gilbert AZ via 377-260-87 effortlessly in my MS85. It's another 40 miles to Casa Grande AZ. It will be close but doing the speed limit or a lil under the limit ..... I'd do it. It's almost all downhill from Payson AZ (where I joined 87). Scottsdale Fashion Mall has a HPWC in the parking garage (exclusive Telsa Parking also) 4th floor is another charging option if you're in need of a charge once your are in the PHX metro area.
     
  5. Killface

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    I hope it's not too late, but I've got an 80A HPWC in Tempe you're welcome to use. Just let me know when you're coming. I'm right by the 101 & US 60. I just added my charger to PlugShare so it should be there now.
     
  6. napabill

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    Well, we were going to have to charge for about 1.5 hours to get a range charge before leaving Winslow so decided not to try and make it to Casa Grande. Did go down 87 then over to Camp Verde & I-17 south. Nice drive, especially the last 10 miles to Camp Verde.
     

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