So not much to report today. Did a small private showing for some coworkers in San Francisco, mainly focused on tying up some loose ends before we depart on the 13th.
But actually got to drive the car for a short distance (5 blocks) today. Up to this point, Bill and Jesse have done the driving with me patiently riding shotgun, working the 17″ display. First impressions are how butter smooth the accelerator is. The best analogy I can think of, and I know this is weird, is to a really high quality sewing machine, one with a pedal. There is so much torque on tap, it is probably illegal in 48 out of 50 states.
Mirrors are excellent, and the steering wheel is just the right thickness. It’s a big car, but one that seems suited for effortless cruising, while maintaining a semblance of road feel. I’m really excited to take it on a longer journey.
Also to note, we finally got a full charge from the Plug Pod charger. I don’t know whether the valets at the hotel kept restarting the charge after the 3 hr timeout, or whether the charging station resolved its own problem, but we did get a full charge after being plugged in the whole day, even at 17A. We will also try to pick up another J1772 adapter before we leave to see if that is the issue (symptoms don’t point to that, but end result is the same as people who have had problems with the adapter, so we’ll test another one).
On a personal note, I’m blown away by the following of our blog, the comments, questions and suggestions that we’re receiving. You guys and gals are awesome!