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Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:30 am
by TomT
Yeah, it is about the most nonevent event ever... I had pretty much totally forgotten about it... Clearly he needs someone who understands marketing...
cwerdna wrote:Too bad he didn't take feedback about more frequent and better status updates. I'd asked that he at least tweet his current odometer mileage, current city and next planned city right after he initiates a charging session, at least on long sessions where he has to L2.

Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:22 pm
by LeafMuranoDriver
cwerdna wrote:Judging by https://twitter.com/Negativecarbon/stat ... 8684352517, he was in So Cal 6 hours ago.

Too bad he didn't take feedback about more frequent and better status updates. I'd asked that he at least tweet his current odometer mileage, current city and next planned city right after he initiates a charging session, at least on long sessions where he has to L2.
I was randomly looking on Plugshare and saw he posted a picture of his car charging in Ventura where I've charged a few times before. It was cool to see he was close but I'm still really disappointed in his blog.

Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:51 pm
by cwerdna
Yeah, I have no idea where he is now other than he was at/around San Simeon, CA 3 hours ago and at a beach somewhere maybe an hour ago. I'd imagine he wants to go north thru CA to make it to OR and WA.

Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:12 am
by TonyWilliams
He's going to Vancouver, BC, and I recommended that he go through San Francisco, then Sacramento, then Chico (furthest north CHAdeMO in California), then 205 miles to Ashland, Oregon, and the awesome West Coast Electric Highway.

He did not have a fob yet, where he could pay just $20 for a month of service, instead of $7.50 per charge, plus a phone call to activate every charge.

Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:14 pm
by cwerdna
He also sporadically posts at https://www.facebook.com/brian.kent.31392.

So, it seems these are the best places to monitor:
https://www.facebook.com/brian.kent.31392
https://twitter.com/Negativecarbon
http://negativecarbonroadtrip.evchargehub.com/ (the two hash tag links there aren't that helpful)

He checked in an hour ago in Fort Bragg, CA.

He did have an aborted attempt to visit the Tesla Gigafactory site to which he was shooed away at the gate, in a hostile manner. He posted about, I think on Tesla's Facebook page but I can't find it now . He or they might've deleted the post.

Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:29 pm
by cwerdna
Apparently, https://www.facebook.com/TheNegativeCarbonUSRoadTrip/ is a good place to monitor. I had no idea.

I only found out now from

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Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:42 am
by dhanson865
On Dec 3rd he did 148.3 miles on a single charge on a downhill leg from Lake Tahoe to Vacaville, CA.

He posted this leafspy shot recently. I'd gladly trade packs with him since I'm down to 78% SOH and 51.45 AHr.

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Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:50 pm
by LeafMuranoDriver
dhanson865 wrote:He posted this leafspy shot recently. I'd gladly trade packs with him since I'm down to 78% SOH and 51.45 AHr.
I sure would too!! He has better stats than I would have thought.

Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:09 pm
by UBUYGAS
In case anyone was wondering what an electric vehicle charging station is supposed to look like, the Holy Grail can be found in the parking garage of the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, British Columbia.
...and before you say, "...but it's only a level 2..." just think for a moment about whether you'd want to leave Victoria:


a. As fast as possible
or
b. "by and by"
Fairmont Empress hotel.jpg

Re: Drive Across the USA with a LEAF and Plant a Tree every 250 Miles!

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:54 pm
by Computerizer
dhanson865 wrote:He posted this leafspy shot recently. I'd gladly trade packs with him since I'm down to 78% SOH and 51.45 AHr.

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That Leaf Spy screenshot is from my phone -- my wife and I met him at the West Coast Electric Highway charging station in Bellingham, WA, yesterday. I bought him lunch and we talked for a couple hours. His OBD-II dongle was broken so he hadn't been able to use Leaf Spy his entire trip! A friend of ours in Bellevue, WA had an extra OBD-II dongle, however, so he went down and met him to get hooked up, so to speak.

I wasn't too surprised to see it at 96%. Taking long trips generally increases reported SOH, and he hasn't exposed it to heat for long periods of time. And he's sort of taking long trips...