Sounds like an awesome weekend. I'm with you. By the time I need a charge I'm more than ready for a stretch and a bio break.
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I just make a similar trip on the atlantic side of Florida. One of my observations is that this is the summer of capacity crunch for high speed chargers. Most everybody I ran into only had their car for a few weeks. I tried this particular route and failed two times before due to chargers not working well with the LW (mainly EA stations) and none of the FPL stations at the turnpike service stations being compatible with the LW and the fact that none of the HD dealerships had working CP stations any more. The one complete hole in the wasteland of no chargers was ultimately salvaged by one of the only 7 Eleven charging stations in the state. It was an ABB charger and worked flawlessly and was dirt cheap. It cost about $2 for a charge of 90%.Honestly I rode 650 ish miles this weekend. Charged 10 times. The only issues was when there was a queue or system needed a reboot or not enough locations.
Honestly if we had 2x the locations and 2x the units I wouldn't have really wanted to ride longer or worried. It was mostly just the sections where there weren't options.
The stress of being on a schedule and counting on an open charger. Waited 15 minutes and 40 minutes. Got my charges covered by the vendor a couple times. Road some fun parts of I5 in Southern Oregon with minimal traffic. Some great mountain roads to the coast. And well the 101 is so lovely in many places. My butt was done far before my battery in most sections.
The quality of the locations is hugely variable. Ones with nice facilities I tried to come back to and and spend some cash at the restaurants and markets that hosted them.