Didn’t read the full thread here…but if you guys need anything from me…please reach out…and btb enjoy the ride…most important
Is this trip this weekend (today and tomorrow) or the next one?
Alright. Here are the stats so far: Started at: 9.30 am SoC: 100% Estimated range in ride mode: 70kms
First stop: BMC Basement Parking, Ather Grid, Mulund West Distance travelled: 54.5 kms Range left: 30 kms Total range received: 84.5 kms
Next stop: Khandala Ghat or Khopoli (will see) Total distance : 80kms
Make sure to charge fully in Khopoli, before starting the ghat, it’s too steep. Take from my experience, you will need 3 times the battery per ghat km compared to straight road.
We are craving for updates!!!
I had to stop before Khandala. Super hungry. Dont know where I am now but Khandala is 38 kms away & am eating. Night fury is slurping electrons too.
share some nature views too
Keep us updated of the trip . Are you at smoky mountains now? Did they charge you 350!!?
Reached smoky mountains (next to Khandala motor garage) with 19kms left. … thanks for your advice. The 45 mins charging break at the dhaba helped me.
Reached Pune nearly after 12 hrs:grinning: (3 hrs charge time in Khandala ) … I think its not too bad. Loved the stretch in the evening from Khandala. Drove 60 kms non stop. No map resets, no dashboard restarts. Not even once. I think it goes crazyy when its too hot outside. @tarun please install one Ather grid in Khandala or wherever you feel like to make the journey from Bombay to Pune a real fun for most of us. Simply loved it. Will go sleep now.
Glad man. Happy that you reached safe and sound. Finally thanks for all the updates Take rest now.
They did not. I am so glad. The place is a chikky & general store. The owner is a nice uncle & an EV enthusiast. Loved talking to him on EVs, fame subsidy, politics, etc. He charged me rs. 100 for 3 hrs. God bless him.
100 is a lot as even the dc fast charger’s charges are around 20rs per kW of consumption but nevertheless it’s good that he is offering one !
Would have loved more photos and complete ride statistics or the kms you achieved compared to the estimated figure,your riding style , anythings to keep in mind This will be helpful for enthusiasts who are planning such ev rides!
Ride stats please! Especially over that hilly terrain.
Sure will put up a write up tomorrow. You can follow me here:
Efficiency figures Ghats consume a lot a lot of power and battery SoC.
Unbelievable.!! That’s a lot.
Hi @rajkumar.mishra2010 Smoky Mountains guy is crazy with his rates. But bargain!
My recommendation is to visit the - Trinetra Petrol pump - which is also on the app look for Lonavala Community charge point for location.
The Mumbai-Pune electric car community has been using that for 5+ years.
Opps u already visited. Oh well glad u met the Allaudin and enjoyed the magic carpet
Alright, on my way back to Bombay (220 kms) Started at 7 am from Kharadi, Pune First stop: Copa Cabana, Wakad, Ather grid Distance travelled: 24 kms SoC on arrival: 79% Total charge time: 45 mins (15 mins to charge)
Alright, reached Smoky Mountains, next to Khandala Motor Garage Distance travelled: 60kms Time reached: 10 am SoC on arrival: 27% Total charge time: 1.5 hrs (to 55%) Time left: 11.30 am Will finish some office work
Alright, 3rd stop Some dhaba in Panvel bypass SoC on arrival: 20% Time reached: 1 pm Distance travelled: 40 kms Total charge time: 1.5 hrs Will have lunch here.
Left Panvel dhaba with 38 kms range left & had 48 kms to reach Mulund, Ather grid. Power cuts at the dhaba tested my patience & I decided to leave & charge again somewhere when I had 10 kms left. Asked a few stores but they denied. A public toilet was the last option. It was so embarrassing but nevertheless I got the precious electrons. Charged their for 20 mins.
4th stop: Mulund West, Ather grid SoC on arrival: 5% Total distance travelled: 48 kms Charge time: 50 mins (to 83%). FC feels sooo good.
Travelled another 55 kms to reach home with 16 kms left. Phew…! Will I do this again? NO…!
So, total hrs spent to reach Virar from Pune: 12 hrs