koolaukid wrote:Went around the island this morning, starting and ending in Kaneohe. Ended up with 22 miles left although it got down to 13 at the peak of the climb coming into the Wilson tunnel. Although we took very little freeway, the big range killer seems to be hills, first climbing out of Haleiwa for Wahiawa, then the Likelike. We ran the AC the whole way and drove in normal mode. I had brought along the EVSE just in case but never really got close to running dry. Kind of a non event really but wanted to show the wife it could be done.
Wow...I always worry about the climbing at highway speeds, which seems to sap your range rather quickly. I'm sure you mostly coasted from Wahiawa or used eco to get more regenerative braking and that probably helped you make it back across the mountains to make it home. Quite a trip though without any charging stations to help you out in a pinch. At least you had the EVSE just in case.
We took a trip out to Ko Olina today with beach chairs, cooler, boogie boards, and five people all at highway speeds and 80% initial charge. We made it back no problem, then ran several errands around town and made it back home with the guestometer saying 21 miles, but was down to the last 2 bars on battery range. I am trying to never run the battery down too far and only charge to 80%, but the loaded down car did seem to use more energy especially at the highway speeds. I had hoped to check out the new charging stations that show up on the charge point network in Ko Olina, but did not find any even though they were on the map previously. When you look now they are gone. - Anyone that needs a charge out there, do not expect to get any juice because the stations are MIA. Unless, I did not know the right location and they were hidden from view.