This week on "Try that in an EV" . . .
Been looking for a VPin to add to my real pin collection more for the video game experience than anything, along with the variety of tables (what VP calls them), and learning some rules for standard pins. After searching I found a deal I liked but the only issue was the seller lived in Alabama (I'm in north Texas). I didn't really want to fly or spend the night in a hotel, but it was nearly an 11 hour drive each way. I crunched some numbers, decided to make the drive last Thursday/Friday in my wife's Nissan Murano, and here is how it came out.
Departed my house at 9:00 pm & arrived at seller's 8:00 am (11 hours)
- Made one stop for fuel/bathroom about 480 miles into the drive. Total elapsed time from when I exited to when I was back on the Interstate was 15 minutes
Departed seller's house at 9:30 am & arrived back at my house at 8:30 pm.
-Again, made one stop for fuel/bathroom about 500 miles since last fill-up. Total elapsed time from when I exited to when I was back on the Interstate was 15 minutes
- 22 hours of driving (23.5 hour total trip)
- Included in the 22 hours was a total of 30 minutes spent (2 x 15 minute stops) from the time exiting the highway to being back on the highway for gas and bathroom
- Miles driven = 14,333
On a side note, I decided to count the total number of EV's I saw during the trip since I was traversing 4 states (Texas, Luisanna, Mississippi, and Alabama). Paying attention to any cars that passed me or I passed on the Interstate along with about an hour driving on non-Interstate roads, of the hundreds if not a thousand plus vehicles on the road I counted less than a dozen total EV's. Of these, 9 were Teslas, 1 was a Chevy, 1 was a Mustang (why Ford named an EV SUV that, I have no idea) and the other I did not see the badging but it was quite sporty looking. One of the Teslas was pulled over by three Loiusianna Highway Patrol cars with all four doors opened and being searched, so not sure what was going on there.
I'm not saying that someday EV's won't be the dominant power train on the roads, but that day is surely further away than the EV pundits like to project (at least in the south).
Added 56 days ago
Oops, commas and decimal points are important. Milage was 1,433.3