kwh used 300.61
Home charging; 320 kwh (all time record for plus)
Public charging cost $6.50 (16.4 cents per kwh)
Home cost $27.68
Per mile; 2.44 cents per mile
Note; due to inefficiencies, the numbers DO NOT add up. The miles/kwh figure was calculated using daily trip computer numbers.
Things to note; I had 2 longish trips mostly freeway done on nice sunny dry days. Freeway speeds were cruise control set to 65 mph. Trips made during the week to minimize traffic issues and I didn't see much of a slow down. Trips were 4.7 miles/kwh and 4.8 miles/kwh. Those two trips goes a long way towards explaining my great efficiency as both were over 250 miles.
We also see a rare category of public charging fees. Yeah, the gravy train has reached the station so I am back to paying for most of it. Yes, we still have a bundle of free level 2's which I do use if I have business in those areas.
The Electrify America Tour
As mentioned earlier, Electrify America has 50 KW DC's at their locations but they actually charge at higher rates. EA Lacey I clocked 200 amps but I am also seeing many reports of Souls (which can get to 175 amps) and other E Pluses seeing lower speeds at some stations so I had decided to take a tour of the EA locations that I encounter on various road trips to check their speed status. So far, its been all good news. Battery temps at the start of the charge noted.
Kelso; 190 amps (80.2/80.6/83.2)
Lacey; Still 200 amps. (70's)
North Bend; 191 amps. (89.2/87.8/85.8) Surprising at this temperature!
Vancouver Plaza; 202.75 amps (75.9/75.6/73.4) A great number and also the coolest pack charge with temps in the mid 70's to begin. Makes me think that a cooler pack might hit 200 amps on the above stations?
So I have done one of the first in the area and one of the newest (Vancouver Plaza opened June 18th)
So anyone who has an E Plus or a 2018 and newer Soul EV who has seen under 125 amp charging at EA, chime in so I can go check it out. Eventually I plan to hit nearly all of them but that might take a while.
Yes, its still here but better. I stopped at Lacey for a quick boost with pack warmer (99.8/99.0/96.8) and only saw 155 amps @ 28% SOC instead of the usual 200 amps. The charge curve was temperature controlled (nearly steady power) ending at 149.6 amps at 41.6% SOC.
We can also see on the North Bend charge that we can start with a warmer pack than the 40 kwh pack and still get impressive speeds.
There are other things to note here but too much info means only half if it gets to its destination so a deeper dive will be in a separate blog when I have more data.
Road Tripping Done Right!
Nissan reported a 226 mile EPA range on their E Plus. Yes, the S gets more range due to being lighter but mostly because it has smaller wheels. Smaller wheels means more efficiency and no smaller wheels do not mean smaller diameter or significantly so. the rotations per mile on each wheel size comes nowhere near accounting for the difference in efficiency but that is another story.
What we need to realize is that Nissan only reported the range the GOM provides us. As we now (or should) know, LEAF Spy allows us to use that hidden range of 10% which in my case is 22.6 miles (EPA rating) Obviously what you actually gets depends on how you drive, etc. YMMV!
But the real need is all about how far I want to go and how far can "I" go? So I decided it was time to take my Son to the rock, Beacon Rock of course. Its a HUGE rock sitting on the banks of the Columbia about 140 miles from home. So we charged up, drove out there and... The Rock was closed.
Now that the side views were done, we switched to top view which meant crossing the highway and heading for the Hamilton Mountain Trailhead.
Along the way we had several nice detours
But we did get our picture! I have another panorama shot but it simply didn't turn out but we can see the top of the Rock!