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Hi hoping to take 2019 Bolt EV to Tahoe from LA? But coso junction hasn鈥檛 opened. Anyone done this trip successfully ?
Surprisingly, there is only about 1,000' in net elevation difference between Bishop and Mojave; however, you're going the wrong way to benefit. I believe in my trip (video above), I left Bishop with ~85% battery and arrived in Mojave with ~5% battery. Conditions are likely going to be better for you now (I was driving back in partial snow and winds), but I wouldn't bank on it for a trip like that. The minimum I'd suggest leaving Mojave with is about 90% battery, and you might need to keep your speed down (as I recall, I was driving posted speeds to at most 5 mph over).

I'm really not sure what the hold up is with Coso Junction because the site was physically completed months ago (it was completed when I made the above trip). It must be more of California's shenanigans and utilities dragging their feet on installing new transformers.
 

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With Coso Junction, Inyokern and Division Creek 'coming soon' back in the winter (February), I was hopeful we'd see something before the end of the summer, but so far, crickets. I understand transformers take forever and a half to install, but there aren't even any public L2s between Mojave and Bishop - just occasional RV parks.
 

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Sorry I don鈥檛. But I had over 50 miles left I believe
No worries. I was just hoping to get another data point for what Bolt EV owners can expect heading north from Mojave. That should be pretty close to 20% to 25% battery. It depends how long you charged on 120 V, but that sounds about right. Hopefully, it's a moot point soon, as we really need Coso Junction to come online.
 
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