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Roadtrip blogs are focused on details of any trip that requires multiple day charging away from home base.

  1. A single digit Holiday

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    Last year, my wife and I drove her sensible Ford Focus to Lombard, IL for the Thanksgiving holiday, from our home in Plymouth, MN. No matter what, I knew we were returning there in our Model S in 2013. I was pleased to see the Rockford, IL supercharger come online in September, and anxious about something in Wisconsin for the middle, but I knew Livewire could make it. After my summer camping trip to Wildcat Mountain State Park, I had acquainted myself with ...

    Updated 2013-12-17 at 09:41 AM by Vexar (grammar error.)

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    Model S , Roadtrip , Featured
  2. A spooky Halloween in Fargo

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    Shortly after my family and I completed our trip to Wildcat Mountain State Park, which was just past the rated range of our 60kWh Model S, I decided that seeing my close friend in Fargo was a realistic 227 mile drive from Plymouth, MN. For those of you who live a safe distance from Fargo, it is a cold and windy place, which makes range a lot harder to judge. After a few false starts for planning recreational activities that did not involve driving, ...

    Updated 2013-11-06 at 01:21 PM by Vexar (Raven wanted a bit of privacy.)

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    Model S , Roadtrip , Featured
  3. Two holidays with a Model S

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    This summer, I took two road trips with my Model S. Both were a lot of fun and full of learning experiences.

    Trip 1: North and East
    My wife is an adoring and faithful fan of some Canadian Celtic band called Great Big Sea. We went to their concert in Saint Paul in March, and then, apparently, her big moment as a fan came. My wife works in theater. It's been her life-long dream to meet this band. So, when news of their show in Bayfield, ...

    Updated 2013-08-29 at 05:00 PM by Vexar

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    Model S , Roadtrip , Featured
  4. Supercharger Fun - Walnut Creek to Gilroy to Atascadero July 10, 2013

    Our previous travels in Tess were completely unplanned except for always significantly overcharging for our planned miles. This was our second road trip with 60 KWH Tess. Our big "aha" moment is the change in mileage between the Supercharger list under places, and the actual navigation mileage. You should always select "navigate" before setting your plans in place. It appears the places listing for superchargers is as the crow flies, and not the navigation mileage.
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    Updated 2013-08-21 at 08:29 PM by alisongmz

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    Model S , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip
  5. On the Eve of BC2BC 2013

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    On my trip to Blaine, WA for the start of BC2BC, I am pausing for a moment (while the Roadster is charging, and an excellent Burgerville lunch is settling) to reflect on how I find myself here. I first started driving an electric car in March of this year, so I’m still pretty new at this. If I turned around right now and drove home, then I would match the longest previous electric trip that I’ve made. Instead, I am now about 100 miles into what ...
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    Roadster , EV General , Roadtrip
  6. To Boldly Go Where No EV Has Gone Before

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    On June 11th, 2013, my wife and I set out on an incredible adventure into the wild heart of British Columbia. Our purpose? Both to explore the vast "outback" of our adopted home and its many natual treasures, and also to test the limits of EV touring in a Model S in a way we believe had not yet been attempted. Our route included the famed Cariboo-Chilcotin Circle Route, with time in WA State added to visit relatives: up Vancouver Island, by ferry ...

    Updated 2013-07-02 at 12:26 PM by Vger

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    Model S , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip , Featured
  7. Assault on Mt Evans - the Trek Westward



    6/5/2013 For my first long distance trip in Lithie, I decided to attend the Assault on Mt Evans. The trip would be roughly 1700 miles round trip. So, I figured I'd give myself 3 days for the trip out. So after a couple of days of calling around I had all my charge stops booked and I just had to wait for the date.

    Fast forward to yesterday, which already seems like forever ago. Decided to take ...

    Updated 2013-06-14 at 11:50 AM by Liz G

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    Roadtrip
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