Thought I would provide some data on my day trip out Highway 20 (North Cascades Highway) for others who may want to plan a trip.
Arrived at the Sc at about 6:45am with 176 rated range showing. Plugged in and went to have breakfast at Jacks. Returned at 7:15 am and had 240 rated range showing and departed for my drive. Original plan was to go to Washington Pass (100 miles as indicated on a state map), have lunch and return to Burlington for a quick charge to get back home.
The drive today was wonderful, sunny and clear all the way. Drove the speed limit or 5+ over, with and occasional pass of others where one can really draw the watt s. Climate control was on the whole way, set at 68 degrees. Range mode selection was - off. Watch your speed through Concrete and Newhalem - nice speed traps in those areas.
Things were looking really good until just past the Ross Lake Resort. Really starting using the Wh at that point. I was hoping to get to Washington Pass with about 130 rated range left, but I didn't get there. Stopped at Rainy Pass instead, with just 107 rated range left. Didn't want to push my luck the first time out on this route.
When we left Rainy Pass rated range was at 106, and stayed on 106 for almost the next 15 miles. Down hill and regen worked great, S handled beautifully on the corners at 60-65 mph. As I watched the regen keep the rated range constant on the way down, I am sure next time I could make it to Washington Pass and return with no range concerns.
So here are some numbers for the drive:
Round trip distance from Burlington SC: 195.4 miles
Energy used: 54.9 KWh
Average Wh/mile: 281
Left the SC with 240 miles rated range.
Returned with 45 miles rated range.
Plugged in for 15 minutes and had 160 miles rated range for the drive home.
Hope this data helps others who may be considering a drive out Highway 20.
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