Road Trip Recharge #13: Rawlins, WY


MILES DRIVEN SINCE LAST CHARGE:  117.5 miles since last charge.

KWH USED:  43.9 kWh used.

TYPE OF CHARGER: Tesla Supercharger

LOCATION DETAILS: This Supercharger is located at the Fairfield Inn and Suites. There are a number of fast food places within walking distance.

WHAT WE DID WHILE CHARGING: We grabbed some lunch on the way into town and hung out in the Fairfield Inn Hotel Lobby. We ate and got caught up on responding to all of you since we just finished driving through some rough weather. We were also able to chat with a number of men working on the railroad and the hotel receptionist about electric vehicles. They were all incredibly interested to learn about the technology and we, once again, made some new friends.

TIME START: 12:18 p.m.

TIME END: 1:30 p.m.

LENGTH OF CHARGE: 1 hour and 12 minutes

WH/MILE: 373 Wh/mile

HOW WE’RE FEELING: We are relieved now that the weather broke but as we arrived in Rawlins the car is telling us to go straight to Lusk, WY for our next charge. If you recall from our trip to Salt Lake City, this was the 223 mile route we were supposed to take on our initial drive out to Utah, but we were re-routed. We are a little nervous to truly put the range of this car to the test but as we’ve said all along “WE WILL TRUST THE CAR.”

2 thoughts on “Road Trip Recharge #13: Rawlins, WY

  1. The wind behind your back could be a reason you can make it now to Lusk. Are you getting a full charge? Can the car coast down hill and use less kWh? I know braking will help to recharge batteries so on the downhill they a little braking.
    What detailed information you have been providing! This makes so much sense to buy an electric car so that your total cost of ownership will be reduced!

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    1. It’s very interesting to us! The wind and hills definitely play factors. For instance, it is windy today and we are not getting as good of range with our charges as we did on the way out. But we haven’t added any charging stops to our trip home from Rapid City, so that’s good news for us!


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