As you read yesterday, I had a crazy-busy day in Richmond yesterday but all the events at the State Capitol weren’t the end of it. That post was long and probably should have been broken up into two posts but actually it was three and here is the third.
Before I got to the capitol, I called the Richmond Omni Hotel to reserve the EVSE so that I could be mostly charged when I left and I wouldn’t be late for my Author Meetup in Ashburn. The Valet assured me the spot was opened but when I got there some Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid took the spot and I couldn’t charge. I left my key with the Valet but couldn’t do anything more as I had to get to the Committee meeting.
When my bills had been heard and I got back to the car and met the Volkswagen driver. The Valet couldn’t contact him so he was just finished charging and since I needed to go I couldn’t charge at all. $20 parking, down the drain. But I did thank him for driving an electric car.
As it was, I had to charge in Glen Allen, VA SuperCharger for about 15 minutes. I was very said I couldn’t find any of Margie Hunter’s Tchotchkes. I looked everywhere but to no avail. I met a couple of nice Tesla drivers, but because I was running late and wanted to try the SuperCharger at Broadlands, I needed to be on my way.
I finally got to the SuperCharger in Ashburn and as soon as I parked, I got the Low Battery warning!
No matter, I was at a V3 SuperCharger, not even on #CO2Fre‘s map yet! I plugged in and peaked for a fraction of a second at 230kW, then started to slide backward. I took this photo a fraction of a second after the high point.
I charged for about fifteen minutes, until my battery reached about 75% and the power was down to 125kW or so. I then drove to my meeting.
I was 45 minutes late.
PSA: If you charge your car at the Richmond Omni, please leave the Valets a way to contact you!
I got home after the meeting and rushed to complete yesterday’s post before midnight yesterday (posting it a bit before it was finished with final update about 10 minutes after midnight).
And do you know what Tomorrow is?