[Oeva-list] 650 EV miles in 4 days

Theoldcars at aol.com Theoldcars at aol.com
Tue Jul 27 00:03:20 PDT 2010

Hello Ray
162 miles a day average is impressive with 240 charging.
When I review the possibilities of taking a trip like this I usually start 
thinking of increasing range. Like adding a second charger and loading a 
pack in the bed or cargo area. Maybe even towing a small trailer with a second 
pack of batteries. Three phase charging if available would eliminate the 
need for a larger pack.
I enjoyed the story and it sounds like you had a great road trip. 
In a message dated 7/26/2010 8:20:27 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
oeva-list-request at oeva.org writes:

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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:53:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ray Blackburn <oeva_treas at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Oeva-list] 650 EV miles in 4 days
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I did not make it to the NEDRA drag races this year.? I took my EV to John 
OR from Portland OR.? By the way has any of those?Tesla drivers learned how 
cut a light on the tree off the line yet?? Last year, they could not cut? a 
light to save their lives.

Say what you want about EV's and that they must be kept in town.??I?could 
taken?either of the V8's I own to John Day and towed my EV?but I look at 
way.? I paid my self a 100 dollars instead of the oil economy.? Yes, I 
approx 14 hours on the road?waiting for my EV to charge so I could go 
paid myself? $7.14 per hour to wait for my?batteries to fill with 
electrons, I 
would much rather have the $7.14 per hour to spend on things here in 
than contribute to the oil economy.? When/if gas goes to 4-5 dollars and 
people may reevaluate what is convenient and what is not.??It may just be 
convenient to take the EV on the road trip and pocket the cash you?would 
wise use to support the oil economy.?? I went to?John Day?to promote EV's 
at a 
energy fair, their were many?people interested in EV's there and they were 
surprized mine made it on it's own power that far.??My question 
be any Leafs making the trip next year?? I?expect it is to much trouble for 

My trip:? Left?Thurs July 22 at?8:30?Am, went 30 miles?up the Gorge and 
around and came back.? Charge two hours, left again with my clothes bag at 
approx 12 - 12:30 PM.??Arrived in The Dalles at approx 3:00 PM? Charge 6 
at?The Dalles, left?The Dalles at 9:30 PM, arrived in Fossil at 12:30 AM.? 
receptacle that was installed was incorrect.? Waited/slept?and? ate, then 
met a 
electrician at the receptacle at 8:30 AM on Friday morning, instead of 
the receptacle we hack sawed my plug, now it fits two different receptacles 
14-50P and?one other.? Started charging in Fossil approx 8:30 AM Friday 
morning.? I wanted a full charge because from Fossil to John Day is approx 
miles.? Left?Fossil?approx 2:30 PM, arrived at John Day at approx 6:00 PM 
40 miles range left, during this last leg of the trip I did stop to?swim in 
John Day river and went off the highway to look at a fossil bed and wound 
talking to a Forest Ranger for a half hour about EV's.? The return trip was 
easier as I?knew the places to charge and my plug was modified to fit all 
receptacles immediately.? A link to the 

650 EV miles in 4 days and it was actually fun, I learned much about the 
I?spent 6 - 7 hours charging in and exposed many people in those towns to 
Ray Blackburn OEVA Treasurer. 

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