Here are some shots taken earlier today (Saturday, April 2, 2016) at Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona. It's a 35 mile drive from midtown Tucson to the science research facility, which is owned and managed by the University of Arizona . . . http://biosphere2.org/
Members of the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association attend Biosphere 2's Earth Month "What If" events each April to display our cars. This is our 3rd year doing so and we also had two Leafs and a BMW i3 in attendance today. This is the 1st weekend of outreach activities for TEVA in April. Next weekend, we'll be at Tucson Earth Day and, on the 30th, at Catalina State Park for the Tucson Solar Guild's annual Solar Potluck. I'll use this same thread for photos I'll be taking at these locales.
Starting with a fully topped-off pack this morning, the mostly uphill trip to Biosphere 2 was paced between 45 and 55mph and consumed a little over half the battery's capacity. I was able to plug in for about 6.5 hours at 120V while the vehicles were being displayed and it got back up to 15 bars for the trip home. The downhill return journey left me with a half capacity battery when I pulled up in front of the house. Fabulous weather, with sunny skies and high temperatures at around 78° F today.