Francois-Xavier Cat is our newest member, he drives a Tesla model y 2023 and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make him welcome!
Monday, May 29, 2023
Friday, May 19, 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Friday, May 12, 2023
A friend who rented a 2020 Tesla Model Y sent me these photos. He had 120 miles on the odometer and needed to drive 74 miles distance. He was forced to stop at a Supercharger on the way to his hotel with just 3 miles left on the battery. He consumed 117 miles of range to go 74 miles of distance, an overhead of 37% additional battery consumption. The conditions, you ask, that caused such a high overhead? RAIN. It was warm but such a violent thunderstorm that my friend had the wipers on full blast the entire drive. I have never driven in rain so strong as to have near 40% overhead. Arriving at a Supercharger with only 3 miles left would scare most people, I think.
Monday, May 8, 2023
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
One of our newest members, Karl Roscoe, was kind enough to write up his first cross-country trip in his Polestar 2.
What I Learned on My Polestar 2 Vacation
By Karl Roscoe
Late last January I had occasion to drive cross country to North Carolina from Larkspur, Colorado. I was chomping at the bit as I had had my Polestar 2 for a little over six months and hadn’t yet had the opportunity to get out on the open road to get the full ‘electric experience.’ So here’s the rundown.
I left on 22 January, 2023 — the (very cold) morning following a winter storm of the previous two days. I was concerned about the cold and the commensurate drop in range, but I was anxious to get out and have some first-hand experience. I dutifully charged to 100% the night before and planned the snot out of the trip on ABRP, Google Maps and Plug Share. In fact, I was prepared enough that my lovely bride commented—several times—that she didn’t need to hear any more about it. My first stop was to be at Electrify America’s station off I-70 at the I-70 diner. I headed out to Limon via the Peyton Highway and picked up I-70 there. (Cue ominous music)
Because of the cold and my relative unfamiliarity with long-distance electric driving, I was paying close attention to range and battery predictions. What I wasn’t paying attention to was that my first charging stop at the EA station at the diner had been bypassed by Google Maps, and I was now headed to Goodland KS instead. That’s what I found out when I confidently pulled in to the 24/7 station, anyway. With 15% charge. It was an EvGo charger. I don’t have an EvGo account. This wasn’t Electrify America at all!