ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Driving an electric vehicle through the desert from San Diego to Albuquerque with limited electric charging station infrastructure.  Am I crazy?  Here’s the complete itinerary of my #EVadventure.  #SD2ABQ and #ABQ2SD.
Stop
#1: Blythe CA
Poway to Blythe = 218 milesHampton InnEVConnect, Level 3 High Speed Charging StationElectric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYCsBCxzgDw
Stop #2:  Scottsdale AZ
Blythe to Scottsdale = 159 milesBlythe to Tucson = 270 miles (just a bit too far)Scottsdale Fashion SquareEVgo, Level 3 High Speed Charging StationElectric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQq6JE_RisY
Stop #3: Tucson AZ
Scottsdale to Tucson = 123 milesBaggins Gourmet SandwichesEVgo, Level 3 High Speed Charging StationElectric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooVoLcMrVEw
Stop #4: Silver City NM
Tucson to Silver City = 193
milesTucson to Deming = 210 miles
(my preferred plan, but Deming charging station was not open)Silver City Visitors CenterChargePoint, Level 2 Charging
StationNo Review.  I was so focused on getting back on the
road after a long charge, I forgot to do the review!
Stop #5: Los Lunas NM
Silver City to Los Lunas = 214 milesSilver City to Albuquerque = 244 miles (my original plan was foiled by slow mountain road driving coming out of Silver City and I couldn’t make it all the way to ABQ)Melloy Ford (great people!)Level 2 Charging Station, Ford proprietary, free!Electric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Fo9RnUHdw
Stop #6: Albuquerque NM
Los Lunas to Albuquerque = 30 milesAlbuquerque Jaguar/LandRover DealershipChargePoint, Level 3 High Speed Charging Station
(slower L3 version)No Review
Stop #7: Albuquerque NM
O’Neill’s Irish PubGreenLots, Level 3 High Speed Charging Station, Did Not Work!Electric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk-1W-EsNlE
Stop #8:
Albuquerque NM
Montgomery Shopping PlazaGreenLots, Level 3 High Speed Charging Station, Did Not Work!Electric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dUVKnhumFY
Stop #9: Kewa
Pueblo, NM
Albuquerque to Kewa Pueblo = 26 milesPhillips 66EVgo, Level 3 High Speed Charging StationElectric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUCPp9MJ_tQ
Stop #10:
Albuquerque NM
Kewa Pueblo to
Albuquerque = 26 milesMy AirbnbLevel 1, SLOW
charging, just to top off before I left the next day
Stop #11: Socorro
NM
Albuquerque to Socorro = 83 milesAlbuquerque to Deming = 242 miles (windy conditions made this impossible)Best Western HotelClipperCreek, Level 2 Charging StationElectric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v31f239oHGY
Stop #12: Deming
NM
Socorro to Deming = 159 milesWalmartElectrify America, Level 3 High Speed Charging StationElectric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHOMJqmfnzE
Stop #13: Tucson AZ
Deming to Tucson = 223 milesLa Encantada Shopping CenterEVgo, Level 3 High Speed Charging StationElectric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKSxt_4O61k
Stop #14: Casa Grande AZ
Tucson to Casa Grande = 63 milesTucson to Yuma = 235 miles (windy conditions made
this impossible)
Promenade Shopping CenterEVgo, Level 3 High Speed Charging StationElectric Vehicle Charging Station Review:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCALylb-l_M
Stop #15: Yuma AZ
Casa Grande = 181 milesTarget Shopping CenterElectrify America, Level 3 High Speed Charging StationElectric Vehicle Charging Station Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck4hsShblMo
Stop #16: Poway CA
Yuma to Poway =
172 miles
Overall
Mileage
SD to ABQ = 937 miles
(if gas, most efficient = 771 miles)ABQ to SD = 881 milesTOTAL = 1,818 (if gas,
most efficient = 1,542)
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