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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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LA to Bakersfield and back

Hi, has anyone done LA to Bakersfield trip and back in one day? 115 miles each way it seems... Any advice? Would you recommend a fast charger where I can have a nice lunch and a good espresso? I dont think I ll be able to do it without charging the car. Thanks!
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I was looking at this route last weekend when I made the same trip to the central valley.
Only decent fast charger I saw was at a Walmart off of exit 20 in Bakersfield

What part of LA are you leaving from?
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I was looking at this route last weekend when I made the same trip to the central valley.
Only decent fast charger I saw was at a Walmart off of exit 20 in Bakersfield

What part of LA are you leaving from?
From Santa Monica
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Bakersfield Walmart EVgo charger in action (in March). Worked well on a couple of occasions.
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Nice, Walmart is the one I am eyeing up as well. Each leg is 115 miles, think the car would do the 230 mile trip with ac at 72?
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Nice, Walmart is the one I am eyeing up as well. Each leg is 115 miles, think the car would do the 230 mile trip with ac at 72?
That uphill climb into Gorman will be brutal

I would love the see the regen on the way back though.
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That uphill climb into Gorman will be brutal

I would love the see the regen on the way back though.
Planning to go tomorrow, I will let you know!
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The Grapevine will keep you from doing a roundtrip even if hypermiling due to physics of the return trip.
It's more relaxing to just drive in the fast lane and not worry about anything.
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What a fuss with the prep though, jaguar here account not working, updating maps is a pain, registering with EVgo is a pain, jeez!
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Tips for Western SAE Combo trips:
Get EVgo, ChargePoint, and EVConnect RFID cards. If cellular service goes down, which actually happened in Baker, CA, the RFID card will still work.
Load the EVgo, CP, EVConnect, and Electrify America cellular phone apps.

But most charging can be done with a credit card just like a gas station. The RFID and Cell Aps are backup systems.

Most chargers are Plug First, then pay. But read instructions carefully. Your car must be OFF.
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