Since this quest is about a 2011 Leaf which has a 3kW charger, the L2 option
will automatically make this day-long sessions so not pleasant.
L3 is present in the vehicle so that is the preferred method.
Unless someone has a portable L3 charger that can plug into a 240V 50A (RV)
service for 12kW charging for 1-2 hour sessions
where L3 chargers are not available, this is going to be a *loooooong* trip if
done on the Leaf's own EV power....
Hence my recommendation to use a tow dolly, I can supply the second hand tow
dolly with the car. Just need a truck with 2" ball hitch.
From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Lawrence Rhodes via EV
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Subject: [EVDL] Drive Leaf EVs from CA, exporting to NC : Low-mileage Leaf EV
From experience my first trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles was about 20
hours including fiddling time in Fresno to figure out the EVSE. I can now get
to San Diego in that same time. With a 30kw Leaf I think I can reduce the
time. This is with Level Three every 60 to 70 miles. Also I didn't have the
EVRUS system when I did that. Now I can go down the I-5 and save time. San
Francisco,(might hit the Level three at Nissan in Pleasanton) Santa Nella,
Colinga, Lost Hills, Gorman, Buena Park, Capistrano. From Capistrano It's
possible to make it to San Diego. That is 6 or 7 stops depending on how
adventurous you are. About 16 hours. Average speed 55mph. 550 miles. So If
you had perfect conditions across country That is 96 Hours driving and
charging. But it's not perfect so you could make it to Phoenix or Tuscon with
some trouble(252 miles from Palm Desert with just level 2) but then it's
litterly a desert till mid Texas. Switching from route 10 to 20 it's then
still bad till the South where there is some charging but It's going to be over
a week if you drive steady. Lots of 4 hour sessions at level 2. Lawrence Rhodes
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