Mammoth travels - where to stop for efficient charging? Carmel Valley to Mammoth here we go ....eventually. This can help me decide 100d vs 75D
I have done the trip in a 75D from LA, which took two charging stops on the way up and only one on the way down. I imagine you'd have to add one more stop in each direction, if you're coming from San Diego. I stopped in Mojave and Lone Pine, if I remember correctly, but the car will figure it out for you. In fact, because I paid absolutely zero attention to maximizing range or planning where to stop for a charge, the car reworked the charging stops during the trip to make up for the extra power I used. This was my longer first road trip and it couldn't have been easier - that was in a 75D. If you drove in a 100D, you'd probably be able to eliminate a stop in each direction and have no range anxiety, but you don't have to worry in a 75 either... there are plenty of Superchargers along the route.
If you are asking the question, 100D is the answer.
I've done it easily in my 85, charging twice, in Rancho Cucamonga and Lone Pine. Could probably charge once with a 100, which would be very nice. Great supercharger in Mammoth.
What @eggbert said.
Just finished a trip from Orange County to Mammoth in a 100D. Car had 4 people and loaded to the max. Stopped in Inyokern on the way up for a 50-minute charge. On the way back only needed 15 minutes and that was with strong headwinds on most of the trip. Ther’s a supercharger in Lone Pine but I let the car tell us when to stop and it picked Inyokern both times. Mammoth has a nice supercharging station with 8 stalls and there was never more than one other car there during our trip. Granted it was summer.
...oh and give this a shot. It was reasonably accurate for our trip:
Thanks for the link, and input on recent trips. I just can't recall Inyokern on the way up, and have been driving there since a child with my family from LB (> 30 years!).
I’m sure you’ve seen it on the map by now but its right where the 14 from LA hits the 395.
...and theres a great little burger joint at the charging station called Classic Burger.
K-D-R Thanks, I guess so early in the drive I overlooked it!
I did it in a Model 3. From San Bernadino area I charged at Lone Pine for 15 mins. Going home to Orange County I charged at Inyokern for 20 mins. Both place are dumps. But if you want to do a longer charge do it at Lone Pine and explore the Movie Museum. There is some so-so food in Inyokern. Mammoth superchargers are in a condo parking lot. There is a shopping center a few blocks down but I didn’t feel like walking in the cold
When I used the trio map above listed it had 3 stops! 25 min, 25 min and 35 min, nearly 1.5 hours. That seems painful, that was for a 75d.
@MikeTeslagoal. Where are you coming from
@mikeTeslagoal you can always get the 100D!
Classic Burger is changing it's name to Classic Pancakes. LOL
@ K-D-R - yes but it is 20 K more! If I can find an inventory loaner car, I will get the 100D!
SCRENDO - Carmel Valley/Del Mar off the 5.
The 100D should perform like a Model 3 and should be able to do it on 2 short or one very long charge. The 75 D may require up to 3 charges. This is not a big deal. I push the battery to the bottom sometimes below 20. At that point the battery charges fast at a supercharger. Above 80% it slows down dramatically. I would rather run down the battery and then have a 15-20 min charge to give enough charge to get you to the next supercharger. Take a quick bathroom break, get a cup of coffee and stretch your legs and move on. Do the same at the next stop. If you are stopping for a meal then let it charge full and this can take more than an hour. I find the breaks refreshing and the drive much more enjoyable. I do a lot of miles and always go for the biggest battery available. In practice a Tesla with more than 300 miles at full charge is more than needed. If you are on a tight budget the smaller batteries are fine and may cause you to stop an extra time. But no big deal. In my Model 3 with a 310-312 mile battery I have driven from the San Bernadino area to Vegas without stopping to charge and arrived in Vegas with 62 miles left.