Update. Made it to Seattle all the way from the free charger not far from the state line.
Still have 50% charge left.
Went to a charger at a bank of america to plug in and walk around and explore, they wanted parking fees. So we drove on to the next one, this one is occupied and the only open one is broken. But we still have half charge.
Thinking about hitting up the space needle then crusing out of town and hitting up another charger later. The charger experience in washington has been a stark contrast to az,or, ca. But we are nowhere near having a problem. Just inconvenienced.
According to my CC the trip has cost about 120$ from phx to Seattle through LA
Had one free charger, and the first one was free on solar. Remainder 1/2 charge.
My EV has 168k miles on it, and I’m noticing that it’s time for shocks.
As far as maintence, since I’ve owned it this is what I have had to do to it:
I upgraded the 12v to lifepo4, resurfaced the axle nuts, replaced the tires, refilled the washer fluid, and now shocks at almost 200k miles.
So, very little maintenance. Virtually none compared to a gas car. I may let the shocks stay as they are for a while though. As they aren’t a critical item.
Edit: hours later,
We swung by the space needle, looked at it, it was neat, didn’t go inside though.
Drove around seattle a bit and checked stuff out.
Gonna go say hi to Odwilly now! :pa
We drove onto the ferry and went across the bay. Neat experience.
On the other side now. Drove idk 30-40 more miles and hit up the third attempt at charging. Finally one that doesn’t make you pay to park or doesn’t work/all working ones occupied.
This one has one and a hapf stalls down out of 4 so plenty of spaces. Charging started fine. Made it here with probably 40% charge remaining. So nowhere close to an issue.