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Re: Long drive in the MB b250

Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:42 pm

I learned I don't need to push the range-extend button before I start charging. In the E-cell menu, you can see the extra battery show up and the time until full extends considerably.
My fastest charge was from a Telsa charger and a borrowed "duosida" adapter in Dunsmuir.

My first stop was at an office park, both chargers were full and there was no way I could find them, it was a big place.
My next stop was at a prison, it was slow but free. Most of my charging in California was free.
I love that there are solar panels in random places just to charge cars.

Joined:Sat Feb 25, 2023 3:18 pm

Re: Long drive in the MB b250

Sat Feb 25, 2023 3:53 pm

Just picked up a low mileage 2017 from the UK. I had planned my route out perfectly without much issue until the day/night before when dealer noted that there wasn’t a high voltage cable included and I simultaneously discovered that most UK chargers are untethered. Route replotted across many small back roads via mostly Shell garages. It was a long but also short journey covering 230 miles throughout the night in order to catch a 9am ferry.
Miles covered: 230
Stops: 5 (6 if you include the second garage which had removed their Type 2 charger)
Average charge and snooze time: 1hr or just over
Average price per kWh: £0.70
Total time: 13+ hours (slow ferry the next day was 11 hours)
Gross average travel speed: 18mph

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