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LA to Vegas

Straight-forward account of someone who travels that all the time

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/10...g-on-the-road/
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Nice. I've already determined that I CANNOT make it from Phoenix to Vegas without spending a night (EACH *%$#ing WAY!) in Kingman, AZ in my I-Pace.

I'm kinda pissed!
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Nice. I've already determined that I CANNOT make it from Phoenix to Vegas without spending a night (EACH *%$#ing WAY!) in Kingman, AZ in my I-Pace.

I'm kinda pissed!
Aw that's a pi$$er. Are there EA stations planned .. so maybe in a year or two you could make it?
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wow

i just checked all the major suppliers. nothing in kingman az which would make it possible for you.

vegas - phoenix would seem to be sufficiently important that Chargepoint or EVgo will put a charger into kingman. EA (who lets you see their planned sites) doesn't seem to have anything planned.
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Nice. I've already determined that I CANNOT make it from Phoenix to Vegas without spending a night (EACH *%$#ing WAY!) in Kingman, AZ in my I-Pace.

I'm kinda pissed!
Are there any Tesla superchargers from Phoenix to Vegas?
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Are there any Tesla superchargers from Phoenix to Vegas?
an 8 station in Wickenburg and a 6 station in Kingman.
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Nice. I've already determined that I CANNOT make it from Phoenix to Vegas without spending a night (EACH *%$#ing WAY!) in Kingman, AZ in my I-Pace.

I'm kinda pissed!
The Western US still doesn't have great coverage. Tesla didn't cover the direct route of PHX/LAS until 3? weeks ago when your posts on Blogs started to appear. But you are incorrect to say it's impossible. It's just a PITA. Up though Flagstaff, or around though Baker, or 4-5 hr in Kingman, or split it into two 2-3 hr stops.

For your needs (not interested in luxury or fireroad ability) I personally would have picked high-range PHEV technology. M-F commuting on pure EV, and weekends are anywhere in North or South America.

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Straight-forward account of someone who travels that all the time

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/10...g-on-the-road/
DO NOT stop in Victorville if you can avoid it. Trust me on this. EVgo in Baker rocks!! Make sure to use the restaurant/giftstores they put in to keep this alive.

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I am curious why anyone bought an EV as a Go Anywhere, Do Anything vehicle, when none exist yet.

Get a KTM 790 and actually 'go anywhere'.
Get a motorhome and trailer to 'do anything'.

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Nice. I've already determined that I CANNOT make it from Phoenix to Vegas without spending a night (EACH *%$#ing WAY!) in Kingman, AZ in my I-Pace.

I'm kinda pissed!

Ugh. I just checked the EA plan, and they haven't announced anything in a city like Needles yet. Meanwhile Tesla has superchargers at Quartzsite, Needles, Kingman, and Wickenburg. This is one of the reasons we're keeping an older Tesla as our second EV, so that we can still do the (very occasional) road trip while we wait for the non-proprietary (read: CCS) rapid charging infrastructure to build out.


Fortunately the number of CCS stations in North America is increasing at an incredible rate.
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