Still cannot drive to work
Well, I have not been able to drive #486 to work yet, since I needed the assurance that I could charge it, somewhere, for a few hours in case it is below 50% when I get to work (44.5 miles). I was able to get that today courtesy of a very pleasant manager of a self-storage business right next to my place of work (which, as a Federal government installation, seems to need a very high level person to make the decision to allow me to charge it a little during the day). So I will be trying it on Thursday after it spends all day tomorrow charging. My wife has driven it for 2 days and enjoys it a lot.
I am getting some erratic GFI problems: the GFI outlet has tripped a few times now, and I don’t notice it till the next day. Sometimes it’s charged for an hour, sometimes for 8 or 9. Don’t understand this.
I don’t have current “mileage” numbers in a format to post yet, but they don’t look good. Some cycles I am using 1.3% charge for each mile, which would leave me stranded on the way home from work. But maybe sustained driving on the highway will work better, as it did for Robert.
I am going to print up information cards to put in the car to hand out when people ask questions. One link will be to Peder’s wonderful post on The High Cost of Cheap Oil. Really nice.