JoeS wrote:Electrify America has already announced that they will be discontinuing CHAdeMO support, thus screwing us i-MiEV, Leaf, and Kia Soul owners.
That's not right. When is someone going to make a CCS-CHAdeMO adapter?
OTOH, my 600-mile round-trip to Lake Tahoe from the SF Bay Area in my i-MiEV was completely painless, primarily using the EVgo network. They were all available (midweek travel during the day) and easily activated with a swipe of their card.
I don't know if I'd be gutsy enough to try that. Then again, when I was out there a few years ago, there was a Honda Clarity FCEV at Lake Tahoe. Don't know which one is more of a challenge.
Having criss-crossed the US and Canada in my Tesla, I can attest that long distance travel in the Tesla is now almost indistinguishable from travel in an ICE vehicle, but it does help to plan ahead.
Yeah. Every time a high-spec EV is announced, the magazines all yell, "Tesla killer!". Problem is, nobody is going to beat Tesla by building a better car. Tesla has the best charging network, hands-down. Tons of chargers at each location, well spaced and located, and rock-solid reliable. The worst I've seen on Plugshare is that some chargers were down at one location, but at least one worked and let people charge.
I've been turned away from enough DC quick chargers to largely not rely on them, though my two 500+ mile treks in the Bolt had no issues on ChargePoint equipment.
My friends that drive Teslas have been having a rough time. On a family trip, one friend's Model X had all the coolant leak out from the rear drive unit. It's currently on a flat-bed waiting to go to Tesla tomorrow. My other friend's Model S decided that it was going to fill the screen with error codes and currently is hit or miss on Park working correctly, has no regen, no power steering, no traction control, and no cruise control/Autopilot. We were going to try to drive it to the service center, but decided to have it towed instead. My Bolt may or may not spontaneously combust
. Yet, the i-MiEV and my friend's LEAF (the one with the X) keep on rolling.