BoltEV wrote:But now we have access the the "diagonally" routed Interstate 5 that avoids slowdowns through many cities.
Thanks for the clarification. Still, opening up I-5 sounds like a big step for the state.
Yes: opening up Interstate-5 should also be a big deal for those driving from Southern California to Oregon.
BoltEV wrote:<span>I carry the AV <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=TurboCord&tag=myelecarfor-20" class="interlinkr" target="_blank">TurboCord</a> with 3 240v adapters so that I can always charge with any 120v or 240v outlet I come across, especially in case of an emergency situation.</span>
This is the kind of thing I strive to avoid. Thankfully, there are enough L2s around that I shouldn't have to ever resort to this. L2s are not the kind of thing you plan on using on a trip, but they make a reasonable Plan B (and C, and D...) as you often need with EVs today.
If you are doing serious long distance driving, you must carry some option to do both 120/240. Sean, above, suggests the Tesla Tap.
I have been in situations where 240 worked: such as staying at a family member's home in San Diego County and connecting with my 240v extension cord and adapter to their garage dryer outlet; and one or two motels have let me plugin to their dryer outlet for overnight use at 240v.
The Lawrence Welk Resort, in the middle of nowhere in San Diego County, let me plug into their 120v outlet (@ 12 A) for their electric carts, which worked out quite well, since I stayed there for two days and nights and left it charging that whole time. [/quote]