dbg wrote:So... can I bring my Tesla. I can absolutely guarantee that I won't use any gasoline.
nerdboy wrote:Yes of course and please do!!!
The FIA has a formula for pure-electric cars in economy rallies. We can apply that to make objective comparisons. But on fuel consumption, you would be in a class of your own.
dbg wrote:I'm curious what that formula is. Do you have a link?
The Tesla has a nominal range on one charge of 385 km driving @ 90 kph. I see the route is 198 km - is that the entire distance traveled? Or would there be large additional distances between legs? I assume the end point isn't going to be 200 km from Montreal - would be nice to be within range of a charge station (or at least an RV campground) so I can recharge for the drive home!
nerdboy wrote:I believe all the FIA info about alternative energy events is here: http://www.fia.com/sport/Regulations/altregs.html
The Economy Run is a loop where we start and finish at the same gas station on Boul. Celine-Dion (yes, I'm not making that up!) in Repentigny, QC, just East of Montreal. You'll be stretching it to do Ottawa + the rally, but we can surely help you out with charging up. Every year I've put up our US competitors for a night or two, so if you or anyone would like to couple the event with some F1 fun, that can be arranged too - I live a short walk from the downtown F1 displays.
Club Smart QC is taking the event VERY seriously this year and might field ten or more cars. The Ecomodders are preparing well in advance too. A Tesla would raise the bar for the fossil-fueled competition!
dbg wrote:I'll have to find a co-driver.
dbg wrote:would be nice to be within range of a charge station (or at least an RV campground) so I can recharge for the drive home!
dbg wrote:Okay, that sounds quite doable. Yes, I will need a top-up to return home. I can do that with a standard charge station, or just as easily with a standard 240V plug (found at RV campgrounds, behind stoves, etc.).
I'll have to find a co-driver.
blownb310 wrote:Hi there dbg, I really hope you can make it out to join us as I'm a big fan of EV's and would love to see your car and meet you. Can you post a pic of your car please?
dbg wrote:Things are pretty busy... this might be a last-minute decision.
dbg wrote:The problem is that the chargers that have been deployed around Montreal are only 30A. At that power level, if I came down in the morning I wouldn't have enough time to recharge prior to the event.
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