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David

Nevada City, CA - Waldport, OR - Eugene, OR in our Bolt

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We made a list of charger locations on our route and stopped when we needed to.  We planned one stop ahead.  Time to charge at the Chargepoint 19 Kw chargers was only about twice the time for 50 Kw chargers and cost of power was about half.

Only twice did we see another EV at a charger.   We found one charger broken but located another within a few miles.  Twice we stayed at motels with chargers and charged to 100% overnight.  Normally you must move your car promptly after charging to avoid a parking fee.  A quick check showed two more motels with Level 2 chargers that we could have considered.  Once we charged while eating lunch.

We relied on the range indicator and stopped charging too soon in Redding on the way home.  It indicated 20 miles more than the distance home but we had just descended about 3,000 ft.   The Bolt range indicates too high when descending in elevation (about 5 miles per 1000 ft.).  And, we had about 2,000 ft. to climb.  We arrived with 5% state of charge.

Check the table for details.Waldport trip web.pdf

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We found 20 fast charge sites along this route.  Charging to 20-25 miles further than the needed range is usually safe.

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