Monthly Archives: July 2013

Last charge to get home!

With just a mere 23 miles and about 23 to go, it wouldn’t be wise to continue without a charge.

The Leaf’s navi system is not that up-to-date and didn’t show this station in the road, but that’s why I stick to Plugshare.

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Back from Wolf Lodge

After 2 days parked, the battery lost 0 charge, which is good. We have a 62 mile range.

We drove ~40 miles and had to stop again at the Cascade Select store in Castle Rock, OR.

What on regular gas would have been a 90 minutes ride, on an EV you add about 45 minutes for every 60 miles. So that’s about double the time for us so far.

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On our way to Wolf Lodge

We skipped a quick charger because we had enough miles. It looks as if I was overly cautious by going slow… Speed does not affect discharge as much as hills.

We could have made it to our destination but I want to have some cushion.

Also, I like this stop because of the taco stand…

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While doing groceries

Slow charges are always good: You get about 20 more miles per charge and the batterie’s life is preserved longer.

So we stopped to buy some groceries and took a slow charge in the meantime.

Notice the cool glow on top of the charger.

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Pike Place

Beautiful (and expensive) place. Same as parking. Since I knew we would spend a lot of time here I didn’t hesitate in parking at an expensive garage and do a slow charge.

Expensive as any other. Anyways, got a good 104 miles charge for 2.5 hours.

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