Submitted by kidheme on April 8, 2013
Although I don't post often, I am having my first episode of range anxiety. I have VIN 2532 85kWh non-performance that was delivered on Jan 9. No problems to date but have only put about 1600 amazing miles on so far. I am planning a trip from St. Louis to Jeff City, MO that I thought was a little over 100 miles each way (mostly flat; some rolling hills) and would have no problem getting there and back. Although I have made this trip numerous times, I Google Mapped it tonight and realized it is 130 miles each way and I'm a little nervous. On PlugShare the only reasonable charging station to get to is the Nissan Dealership in Jeff City. This would be very convenient and I would have time to add charge. The Nissan Dealership's website has no info on their charging station so my questions are:
1. Has anyone had experience with a Nissan dealer -- is it reasonable to think they would let you charge there without a hassle?
2. I assume I would just need my J1772 adaptor - anything else to bring?
3. Besides doing the max range charge prior to leaving, driving reasonably and limiting electronics in the car, any other suggestions to maximize range? Would lowering the suspension to the low setting make an appreciable difference once I get on the highway? I don't think this is talked about much.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. (We need more Superchargers-Jeff City, MO wouldn't be the first place but I'd put it on the wish list!!!) Thanks