Jeff really went out of his way to make this a smooth renting experience. This was my first time driving a Tesla, and the learning curve of that led to some hitches in our travels. We drove from Portland down the coast to Florence, over to Crater Lake, up to Multnomah falls, and back to Jeff’s house to drop off. I had to take more side trips for charging than I planned on, but I was intentionally pushing the boundaries on how far you can road trip with an EV.
I would say that anyone planning to drive a longer distance with this car would benefit from plan to travel less than 170 miles when taking off with a 90% charge. When observing Jeff’s guidelines for maximum charging and depletion, you’ll have a functional battery capacity of about 42 kWh, and we averaged a little under 250 Wh/mi with what I would call very conservative driving throughout the trip.
If you’re staying somewhere you can plug in overnight such as an Airbnb, make sure you know the differences between plugs so you can borrow the right ones from Jeff. I asked him for a “240V” plug, but didn’t know the differences between them. I found out that I need a NEMA 14-30 plug instead of a NEMA 14-50 plug.