1: Vary was under what I anticipated given the automotive supposedly had a variety of 405 miles. Charged the automotive to 100% earlier than I left and admittingly drove down I5 at about 75-80 MPH which the automotive dealt with superbly however I in the end needed to cost the automotive had the next location (235 miles from my dwelling) because the cost stage was right down to about 8%:
Straightforward Journey Meals Retailer
29541 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93314-9644
2: The automotive’s onboard laptop indicated previous to our final cease in Bakersfield that we must always cease on the following charging station:
Buttonwillow, CA – Cal Membership Rd (No Facilities) Supercharger
24551 W Lerdo Hwy
Buttonwillow, CA 93206
Because the navigation was directing us to this Supercharger we adopted the instructions to a tee and for the lifetime of me, couldn’t discover it anyplace! Admittingly it was foggy exterior however there was nothing close to right here though there was an indication saying flip proper with a Tesla emblem on it which we did and aside from a highway nonetheless beneath development, there was nothing resembling a charging station and in the end we merely circled and went the additional 16 miles to the charging station in Bakersfield. Anybody been to this charging station in Buttonwillow that we might have missed?
3: After charging in Bakersfield the onboard laptop had us go to the next Supercharger:
12642 Cultural Heart Dr.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739-7511
This was an enormous mistake as not solely is it not near the 210 the place we have been touring, the chargers have been very sluggish (about 50kW) and the loos not handy. Reality is, we by no means ought to have stopped right here as we had loads of cost left and after a couple of minutes left and went to the next Supercharger:
Morongo Journey Heart
48540 Morongo Path
Cabazon, CA 92230
This was a superb place to cost because the loos have been fairly good and the opposite facilities handy as properly. Solely concern was that the pc was attempting to ship us to this different close by location:
Desert Hills Premium Retailers
48400 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230-2125
We wished to go to the Morongo Journey Heart because the chargers have been as much as 250kW so we received just a little circled with the navigation attempting to ship us to the Desert Hills Premium Retailers so we in all probability burned about 20 minutes of additional time getting in circles attempting to get the Morongo Journey Heart. With this 20 minute delay together with in all probability a 40 minute delay by going to the Rancho Cucamonga charger (to not point out the 15-20 minute delay looking for the Buttonwillow Supercharger) we added about an hour plus to our journey which we might not do on the following drive from the Bay Space to Arizona.
4: Our final cease was on the following Supercharger:
1451 West Fundamental Avenue
Quartzsite, AZ 85346-5359
This proved to be a superb selection which as a aspect be aware we used (together with the Supercharger on the Morongo Journey Heart) on the way in which again. Our different cease on the way in which again was on the following Supercharger:
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
24553 W Dorris Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210
This too proved to be a superb stopping location.
Backside line, just a little advance planning will go a good distance in direction of minimizing the time spent stopped on a protracted journey however once more, exterior of maybe rather less vary that I anticipated, the automotive carried out superbly and the lavatory breaks alongside the way in which proved very handy to not point out vital. Very happy with the efficiency of the automotive and can gladly take it once more on our subsequent highway journey!
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