I'm excited to have just placed an order for an S60. I went with the 60 as there was only 1 time in the past 3 years that I have driven over 100 miles in a day in my current vehicle. Looking forward over the next year, there will be 3 days that I need to head up to LA and back again in 1 day. Once to the Anaheim Convention Center (80 miles from home), and once each to UCLA and the Ontario Arena (120 miles from home). My concern is that I'll have access to chargers at the locations. All 3 locations have parking lot chargers.
Here are my questions:
1) In the nice weather of So Cal, driving 70 mph on the freeway, how much mileage loss should I expect? If I 80% charge to 185 miles, I should be able to make it back and forth to Anaheim without stopping?
2) Have you ever needed to charge and been unable to, because no spots were available at the charging locations? I'm afraid I'll show up in Ontario or UCLA and there won't be available chargers, and I'll be stuck.
Yes, I considered purchasing the 85 so I wouldn't have to worry about this, but I didn't want to spend $8,000 more for a few days a year. In fact, that would have likely put the vehicle out of my budget.
Also, I know that there are plans for a supercharger in SJC which could make a huge difference in my level of anxiety.
Thanks for any answers!