The ChargeNet QC at Jacks Four Square in Kaiwaka was a Godsend and an essential component (both ways) as my 82% SoH 24kw gen 1 (X) had exactly 7kms on the GoM by the time I reached it on the return trip (after dipping nearly 10kms below the GPS predicted “distance remaining” several times).
Another opportunistic QC at the Warkworth BP (33KMs o the GoM) during a meal stop meant I had an easy drive through the central city to Greenlane where 20mins (and two coffees) got me the remaining range I needed to get back home.
The WaF factor dropped considerably on the trip as she was biting at the bit on our way up (to meet an ICE achievable deadline after a later than expected start) and a late bedtime (for the kids) on our return due to the extra hour added.
“I love my car, but I think it needs to have at least a 250km range to be a proper replacement.” She said, after insisting we use my ICE next time “else I’ll just catch the bus” 🙄
On the plus side, $21kms for a return trip of 500kms, and the likelihood of ‘inheriting’ the leaf in a few years as I think we’ll definitely be getting a Model3 in a few years when the first ones hit the second hand market 👍