Friday, March 28, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
We did it. Warp Drive has seen the 101, the 280, and El Camino Real for the first time!
Final stats for the trip:
Miles Driven: 3883.7
Energy used: 1.36 MegaWatt-hours
Average energy usage: 351 Watt-hours per mile
Number of superchargers visited: 30
Total hours driven: 65.8
Total charging time: 23 hours
States visited: 14
We're currently staying in temporary housing until we find a suitable house or apartment to rent. To celebrate our trip, we opened our bottle of Wall Drug Cabernet:
We have about 1000 (literally) more pictures of the trip, as well as some statistics and more thoughts on EV driving and Tesla to come, so keep checking back on this blog for the next few days to see more as we get settled in Silicon Valley. We also plan to keep posting more pics of Gambol, Warp Drive, and Chris & Shannon's adventures, so check back frequently! Special thanks to Matt, Hart, Teresa, Deb, Sam, Dennis, and all the other Model S owners and Tesla enthusiasts that we met along the way. Thanks for reading and sharing our trip with us. Good night from San Francisco Bay!
Posted by Chris at 10:34 PM
We are at our 30th and final supercharger in Gilroy, CA. On the way here, you drive past a beautiful lush landscape by the San Luis Reservoir.
Gilroy has 10 charging stalls as well as other public charging stations. We ran into another Model S owner, from the east coast! Superchargers have turned out to be a fun place to meet new people, exchange Tesla tips and stories, and learn about cool new places to visit. Now we're off to our final destination!
Posted by Chris at 6:01 PM
About to leave Harris Ranch in Coalinga, CA. On the way up California, we passed a huge windmill farm, even bigger than the ones in Minnesota. They are way off in the distance here:
Posted by Chris at 3:39 PM
We decided not to go to Vegas - too complicated with a dog, and no time to see things. Instead, we got to try one of the longest supercharger routes - Kingman, AZ to Barstow, CA, about 210 miles. In a strong headwind, this can be tricky in a Model S, but we made it easily with plenty of miles to spare. The Country Inn at the Barstow supercharger is dog-friendly and has an amazing breakfast.
Posted by Chris at 9:24 AM