Monday, August 27, 2012

Traveling 88 Miles Oneway (Whew... No Problemo!)

It's been 7 months to the day since my last blog post.

I have attended several EV events, showcased Alejandro in my local area, attended recently Bimmerfest 2012, Alejandro in a fender bender, spent 2 months at the dealer, made a trip to NYC for the BMW i event, yada, yada, yada... I've been a very, very busy bee.

I've driven about 7000 miles on the ActiveE.  I no longer use Eco Pro.  I rarely drive above 70mph. I've become Mr. Efficient! (LOL)

Now to my topic, "Traveling 88 Miles Oneway."
I've been planning this 88 mile drive for sometime.  SHOWTIME on the NJTPK and the GSP - That would mean traveling from Burlington County to Bergen County.

I got my chance to try it when the sun rays hit the earth at around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.  I want to report that my travels were a success.  I had 24 miles left to the charge. Here's how I did it:

                            1. Fully charge
                            2. No AC (I started at 6AM)
                            3. Speed limit 65mph
                            4. AC on no lower than 70 degrees Fahrenheit (My departure 5:30PM)  
                            5. Cruise Control @ 63mph - No faster than 65mph
                            6. Drove behind trucks or buses if and when possible

After reading this, you might say to yourself, "That's extreme." I would submit to you that it's not.

Funny thing, when I drive at the speed limit - 65mph, there are an 9 out of 10 cars passing me by easily doing 75mph - 80 somethin'.  I am not worried anymore, I still get to my destination on time.

Till the next time we chat, "Enjoy the ride!"

"Thanks for reading..." 

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