Submitted by hostbar on Tue, 2018-06-26 14:26
Hello all - I want to share my road trip experience with all the X owners out there. Last weekend we drove to Los Angeles from Chandler AZ (I've done this trip many times). I live in Chandler AZ area and my destination was downtown LA - 406 miles from door to door. X has 20" wheels, 6 seat config, and carrying ~700lbs (family of 5 and couple of bags for the weekend). Around 105 degree all the way until Cabazon CA.
Started from my house with 298 mile charge and planned a stop at Quartzsite AZ (exactly 160 miles). When I arrived I had 78 mile charge left (220 to get to Quartzsite). Charged for 30 min in Quartzsite to get 225 thinking it would be enough to get to Cabazon CA which was 155 miles away. Around halfway point to Cabazon, I realized it would be too close to get to Cabazon. Stopped at Indio CA for 15 min so I would make it to Cabazon (Indio chargers were slow and was planning on stopping at Cabazon to shop). Stayed in Cabazon for an hour - got a full charge and headed to LA. What I learned and will incorporate next time:
Drive between 70 - 75 MPH
Charge 250 at Quartzsite (probably 45 min)
Use the sunshade
First time taking the X on this type of distance - learned a lot. X is a power hog, It was difficult to keep it under 400Wh/mi - granted everyone was comfortable, music jamming, AC blowing like crazy from all vents.