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 Post subject: New to eGolf and this forum, just purchased used ‘15 SEL
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:25 am 
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Hi people.
Checking in after my drive back from LA to Seattle in my first EV.
I had a great time driving the car back and am now seeing what it is like to drive around my city. The adventure coming back was tremendously educational, tedious at times making stops to charge, and in the end a complete win for me. Why did I do it and not just buy a car in the PNW? Price, and my wanting to see if I could do it. Finding an eGolf private party sale around here is near impossible. I am ready to dump another household ICE car and find another EV asap. Plugshare and the Iphone were so essential on the trip. If anyone has specific questions
about roadtripping in a “vintage 2015” eGolf, let me know; and I know you all are much more experienced with this amazing car than I am.

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 Post subject: Re: New to eGolf and this forum, just purchased used ‘15 SEL
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:31 pm 
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How many back to back DCFC did you do on your drive back to Seattle?

Read your owners manual about those. Car should be recharged with AC charger every other recharge. DCFC are to be used "sparingly" and not back to back.

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 Post subject: Re: New to eGolf and this forum, just purchased used ‘15 SEL
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:13 am 
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bobby17 wrote:
Hi people.
Checking in after my drive back from LA to Seattle in my first EV.
I had a great time driving the car back and am now seeing what it is like to drive around my city. The adventure coming back was tremendously educational, tedious at times making stops to charge, and in the end a complete win for me. Why did I do it and not just buy a car in the PNW? Price, and my wanting to see if I could do it. Finding an eGolf private party sale around here is near impossible. I am ready to dump another household ICE car and find another EV asap. Plugshare and the Iphone were so essential on the trip. If anyone has specific questions
about roadtripping in a “vintage 2015” eGolf, let me know; and I know you all are much more experienced with this amazing car than I am.


Congrats on your purchase, and welcome to the forum. I have the same car and am still in love with it @47000 miles.

That drive must've been a lot of fun, and probably a bit unnerving at times I'd imagine.

Oh, and please feel free to ignore Joulesthief - he's our local curmudgeon. Only drives on city streets under 45mph achieving ridiculously high efficiencies and likes to scold people that enjoy driving it like a regular car. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: New to eGolf and this forum, just purchased used ‘15 SEL
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:25 pm 
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Spektre wrote:
bobby17 wrote:
Hi people.
Checking in after my drive back from LA to Seattle in my first EV.
I had a great time driving the car back and am now seeing what it is like to drive around my city. The adventure coming back was tremendously educational, tedious at times making stops to charge, and in the end a complete win for me. Why did I do it and not just buy a car in the PNW? Price, and my wanting to see if I could do it. Finding an eGolf private party sale around here is near impossible. I am ready to dump another household ICE car and find another EV asap. Plugshare and the Iphone were so essential on the trip. If anyone has specific questions
about roadtripping in a “vintage 2015” eGolf, let me know; and I know you all are much more experienced with this amazing car than I am.


Congrats on your purchase, and welcome to the forum. I have the same car and am still in love with it @47000 miles.

That drive must've been a lot of fun, and probably a bit unnerving at times I'd imagine.

Oh, and please feel free to ignore Joulesthief - he's our local curmudgeon. Only drives on city streets under 45mph achieving ridiculously high efficiencies and likes to scold people that enjoy driving it like a regular car. :lol:
:ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: New to eGolf and this forum, just purchased used ‘15 SEL
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:58 pm 
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I’d love to know the details! What route you took, where you charged, how much it cost vs gas etc if you’re willing to share. I admire the sense adventure that must have gone into that trip


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 Post subject: Re: New to eGolf and this forum, just purchased used ‘15 SEL
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:43 am 
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Wow that's awesome, congrats! I may be looking to sell my 2017 SEL soon in the SF area...would be an easy drive for a veteran like you ;)

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