I drove 72 km from Cleveland to the Gold Coast using the motorway. It was 6:30 am, so I drove at 90 km/h (is a 110 km/h zone) to lessen the charge time. I used one less bar than a previous attempt using the side roads.
|Cleveland to Surfers Paradise using Pacific motorway|
|Arrived about 7:30am at the Bruce Bishop Carpark in Surfers Paradise|
|Took about 2.5 hours to charge|
I put the car on charge, but was only able to leave it for 90 minutes as the power point was not where the display was. It was enough for the range meter to display 50 km.
|Surfers to Tyagarah using the Pacific motorway|
|Our display - Outlander, iMiEV, Custom Echo, Custom Suzuki, LEAF|
|Tyagarah to Knockrow up the gigantic hill|
|Parked under the solar canopy as it started to rain|
|The range meter was lower than normal as I had climbed the hill|
I set off from Knockrow with 99 km on the range meter and 96 ish km to travel. Carwings warned me multiple times about not being able to make it to the destination, but once I descended the giant hill, the range meter stayed on 95 km for about 20 minutes. It rained the whole way to Surfers Paradise, but the wind was low. I stayed on 80 km/h as the road was super quiet (most of the time there were no headlights in sight). There was a lot of traffic round Broadbeach, so it took longer than I expected. I made it to Surfers Paradise about 10:30pm with 18 km left.
|Knockrow to Surfers Paradise using the Pacific motorway|
|Arrived with heaps to spare|
|Off home from Surfers Paradise|
|Home at last|
9 KW/h for 72km -> 12.5 KWh / 100km BNE to GC
15KW/h for 98km -> 15.3 KWh / 100km GC to Knockrow
9 KW/h for 96km -> 9.3 KWh / 100km Knockrow to GC
10KW/h for 72km -> 13.8 KWh / 100km GC to BNE