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      07-22-2022, 09:54 PM   #595
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      07-25-2022, 10:38 AM   #596
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Just ended up taking the model 3 from FL up to NC and back. Usually we go up in the cayenne, but I was going by myself and gas is $$ and gf wanted to keep the SUV so I said fuck it, let's give it a shot.

Honestly since I never charge outside my garage I was really expecting this to suck ass. The GPS was telling me something like 12 or 13 hours, which even though it's technically like a 10.5-11 hour trip we have never made it in that time because we always have to stop. Usually we do it in 13-14 hours depending on traffic.

Anyways I must say it was actually quite enjoyable and charging was actually not bad at all. Since I left late and was driving alone I decided to stop half way at a hotel. I stopped to charge maybe 3 or 4 times each way. The GPS would purposely navigate you to chargers so you got there with a pretty low charge. So the bulk of the charging was done in like 10-15min although I would typically stay like 20min maybe 30 if I was eating at that stop. Since the hotels had EV charger I would be topped off with a full charge in the morning. So maybe had I not charged at the hotel it would have added another stop.

Regardless the charging stops were fast enough that by the time I went into the store, used the bathroom got something to drink or a snack it was charged enough to continue. If the charger was next to something I wanted to eat then I would let it go until I was done eating. It did not feel like a chore as I originally anticipated. Also having the auto pilot (aka adaptive cruise and lane centering) was great on the long highway stretches. Would definitely take it again when I go up.
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