Today I spoke to Dean at Morristown MINI and he has a car ready for me. I will get it Saturday. I’m psyched. I’ve had my doubts, but the wait has taken a toll on me.
I loved reading #19’s post today about having more power after his drive than when he started, when driving down Topanga Canyon Road in LA. I remember driving that road when I lived in California, and it would be a blast in a MINI.
My contract got mailed back on Monday, but I don’t expect the wall charger install till next week or later; with the late cables, not a big deal. My rental garage is working out, though they installed an AC unit on Monday and ran out of slots on their panel… luckily for me, they added a small subpanel today, as they need it too for some lights.
I’ve had a little anxiety reading about the problems some people have had—but, hey, this is a field trial—and am especially worried about Robert #304’s problems with the GFI outlet in his garage. I and many others have GFI in a garage, since it is required by code. We’ll soon find out.
I have the additional problem that with an 89-mile commute, I will only be able to drive to work 3 days/week in the car until the 240v cable comes, since 13 hours of 110v charging won’t bring it to 100% charge. And I’m already concerned about the 89-mile commute vs. the real range. But MINI wouldn’t have let me in the program if they wouldn’t ensure I had a car that would make it for that commute… right?