Submitted by privacylaw on Thu, 2013-01-24 13:58
I recently drove to Incline Village from San Jose. Drove up and back. I'll admit I had range anxiety but decided to take the test drive and have some fun.
Full max range charge from San Jose to Folsom (also had a stop in Sacramento). I had about 150 left at that point but wanted to charge up.
Connected, left for a bite to eat. Came back about 45 minutes later to a completely full max charge. Left up to Incline Village. Arrived with 100 miles to spare.
Now I didn't have a charger up there and therefore had to rely on 110. Little touch and go knowing I needed 100+ to get to Folsom or so I thought.
No problems during the few days and then had 240 by the time I needed to head down the hill. Needless to say, burned about 50 miles getting over Donner and then burned maybe another 20 all the way to Folsom via the downhill and regen.
Lots of lessons learned. Really excited to get a better feel for range over time.
What is your story?