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Hi hoping to take 2019 Bolt EV to Tahoe from LA? But coso junction hasn’t 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).Hi hoping to take 2019 Bolt EV to Tahoe from LA? But coso junction hasn’t opened. Anyone done this trip successfully ?
Great video. 395 is a great route. Hopefully coso jctn opens soon. UghI'm not exactly with that route, but maybe this will help
Good to hear. What level did you charge to at Mojave? I guess overnight you probably gained 20-30 miles?Driving conservatively we made it OK to Bishop although I did add a few miles via L1 overnight in Lone Pine.
Nice. Do you happen to remember how much energy you had when you got to Bishop?Driving conservatively we made it OK to Bishop although I did add a few miles via L1 overnight in Lone Pine.
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.Sorry I don’t. But I had over 50 miles left I believe