We just got home from our trip to Death Valley. When we plugged in at home, the odometer read 33,467.
Tomorrow marks the end of year two of our ownership of the Mustang and the beginning of year three.
Most of the 33,500 miles we've put on the Mustang were road trip miles, where a road trip...
On our trip to Death Valley, I played "I spy" looking for different EVs.
On the highways:
Every fifth car seems to be a Tesla
A lot of Mustangs
A few F-150 Lightnings
A few Leafs
A few Bolts
A Hummer, but it was on a tow truck
A few Rivians
A lot of Hyundais and Kias.
A few VWs
I'm slowly putting together my 2-year review of the Mustang. It's hard to believe it's been just over 23 months since we picked it up. This isn't a full review of everything related to the Mustang. It's just a brief post of where I can remember where it's been. Below are a few of those places...
We got our first large snow/ice storm of the year last night. I was out at a friend's place when it started but didn't head home until snow had fallen, melted, re-frozen, and was re-covered with more snow. During the drive home (about 10 miles), the car performed perfectly up and down hills and...
We recently returned from a trip of more than 2100 miles. I had a big write-up with each stop identified, etc., but I guess the forum software doesn't keep those drafts indefinitely.
I'm not going to write it all up again.
Northern Arizona to Los Angeles (I-40, I-15, CA-210)
Just came across this video clip while searching for something else and figured I'd share.
This is the Mars Science Laboratory (also known as MSL or Curiosity) engineering model. The two biggest differences between it and the one currently operating on Mars (since 2012) is that this one is on...
Interesting open front, closed coach concept.
The heads-down display is cool and is probably okay considering the speeds to which this vehicle is probably limited.
Ford CEO had full day of scripted presentations. What happened when the cameras stopped.
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press
The day was heavily scripted.
Industry analysts from Miami, Los Angeles and New York packed rooms at the Ford Experience Center in Dearborn to hear Ford Motor Co...
I love a good standards initiative.
I have been far luckier than the 25%-30% failure rate discussed here...Or perhaps the failures I've encountered have been minor to my mind. The most common for me is the payment communications timeout. I tried the wallet apps in stores a while ago and...
Late in the 2021 winter season we bought a cheap charge port cover from Amazon. I don't remember the brand, but it was ineffective and we tossed it at the end of winter.
We spent the next several months researching a better cover. We bought the product linked at the end of this review. It...
It's become routine, so I didn't get any photos of the car by itself.
We drove along I-40 from Flagstaff to Albuquerque. We left at 08:20 AZ with 100% SOCD.
Our first charging stop was Grants, NM. We rolled into Grants with 15% SOCD. We left Grants 23 minutes later with 58% SOCD. We chose to...
I was about to post about a road trip that's coming up and it got me thinking... What is a road trip?
Is it 150 miles and two hours from home?
Is it 1500 miles and 20 hours from home?
Does it require an overnight stay?
My upcoming overnight trip is about 350 miles one way. That's right at the...
Are the Rivian-branded DCFCs truly only open to Rivian owners?
If so, I guess that puts the final nail in my desire to own one. I can't stand exclusive clubs.
I was looking forward to trying the new chargers in Kingman, but when I looked for the cost information, I found Rivian's site claims...
We recently completed a working vacation in Tucson and decided to drive home via Globe and Payson rather than Phoenix. One of our reasons was that there are massive potholes on the interstate freeway between Phoenix and Flagstaff. It's also a far, far more pleasant drive than the freeway.
Because I'm a data nerd and love to understand the inner workings of things, I decided that we were going to go from 100% SOCD to <10%, maybe 5% or less during normal every-day driving.
We took the car off our slow L2 charger (~3 kW) when it reached 100% on Tuesday and commenced driving but not...
My GOM today was bouncing between 90 miles and 20 miles of range...
It might have something to do with it being my first ride of the season, there's only a gallon of gas in the big tank of my Kawasaki Vulcan Voyage, and I love on a rough gravel road...
I haven't seen any other Mustangs in Flagstaff and the area except when they have out-of-state plates. But I'm curious if there are any other Mustang owners in town. A buddy (Model X) and I are starting up an EV group here and would be happy to have you join.
The update brings loads of improvements, the most significant being new driving capabilities.
Years in the making, a major software update that has been installed on NASA’s Curiosity rover will enable the...