dohearne wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:49 pm
NC to Northern VA
I drive this route roundtrip about every month, and find that it's good to stop twice. I have managed it with a single stop, but prefer not to run the battery below 15%, and for my own safety/sanity like to get out every 1-2 hours. (Yes, I programmed "hold state of charge" and activate at 75%.)
On the last trip, on the way down I stopped once in Richmond for both recharge & refuel (and food), then again to refuel somewhere near the NC/VA line. On the way back, I stopped at the 1/3 and 2/3 points for both recharge & refuel (and coffee/restroom). I think those points ended up being Rocky Mount and Fredericksburg, which is more like 3/4.
I-95 is well-supplied with DC Fast chargers, from both Electrify America and EVgo, but I-85 is less so.
It's a bit slower compared to driving a conventional vehicle (I've done it straight through, no stops, in a family member's X5e), between the slower stops and the fact that I probably drive slower in the i3 -- it's noticeably twitchier and less efficient when driven faster than low 70s. However, I've grown to appreciate some of the chances to stop en route.