NeilBlanchard wrote:We drove up to Freeport ME, in about 9F temperatures, with four people in the car, and set the cruise control to 55MPH. We had to run the heat / defroster to keep the windows from fogging, and had it set to 68F until it warmed up, and then turned it down to 61F. The wind was gusting pretty strongly, as well.
We had about 150 miles range indicated on the median dash indicator.
Dont keep us in suspense, what is the rest of the story? Median range when we left was =150, we traveled xxx miles and still showed xxx miles remaining when we arrived?
Sorry - we charged 4 times (because of EVgo's stupid 30 minute limit), and I didn't write anything down. We tried 2 chargers before finding on that worked - the EVgo unit at Maine Mall failed to charge, with an error right after the test sequence. Then a ChargePoint unit at a BMW dealer, that was probably disabled because they were not open. The second EVgo unit we tried was at another Hannaford's in northwest Portland.
We charged once there on the way to Freeport, and two sessions in a row on the way home. That got us back up to 104 miles (almost enough to get home, but not quite) - and all 3 cost us almost $37, which is crazy expensive.
Our fourth charge was at a ChargePoint located just south of the Rt 95 / Rt 495 split, near an Acapulco's restaurant. This was the only 50kW station, and we only charged enough to get about a 25 mile buffer.