Coyote Gulch’s excellent EV adventure — Sequoias Day 7

Coyote Gulch’s rented Tesla Model 3 charging in Yermo, California August 5, 2022.

We started back home from Visalia, California on Friday with a stop in Las Vegas to drop off hellchild for her flight home.

We charged the Tesla at our hotel overnight and then once more in Yermo, California before a short charge in Las Vegas to get us to our destination, Mesquite, Nevada. The Model 3 is a fantastic highway ride. We shared every Tesla Supercharger location with others also charging and Teslas kept coming and going all the while when we were there. Tesla has done a great job building facilities for their customers.

This was eye-opening for me as I had to wait for local government and retailers to build charging infrastructure along the highways after buying my Nissan Leaf in 2016. On my first foray to Steamboat Springs in 2017 I had to use Level 2 chargers in Idaho Springs, Winter Park, and Kremmling. Now there are DC Fast Chargers in Granby and Fraser and all along I-70 from Silverthorne to Grand Junction.

Leaf charging at the Lionshead parking facility in Vail September 30, 2021.