Submitted by cmaso on May 7, 2013
Finally took the plung and have my reservation number. Very excited!!!
Before I make my final options selections I was hoping to get some feedback from 60 kWh owners around true range and recharge rate.
For the most part I don't expect that I would travel more than 90 miles per day, so I opt'd for the 60 kWh battery. However, I'm trying to make the decision of whether to get the twin charging for the 1% of the times when I would have to travel >200 miles. I called some RV parks and found out that they have 220v 50amp outlets. However, my understanding is that I would only be able to use these if I had a high power connector and twin chargers.
1) Seems like most public charging stations are 30 amp? If that's true, is it everyone's experience that the recharge rate is ~23 mi/hr?
2) Is there a "mobile" high power connector that would allow me to take advantage of the 50amp draw at RV parks?
3) Does anyone have any experience/suggestions on how to get the best recharge rate when on a road trip?
If not, looks like even with twin charging I would only get the 31 mi/hr recharge rate when on road trips (not getting the supercharging option).