Highway CA-1 Continued: Return to San Jose – Part 6

Series

  1. How to Not Get Stuck in the Big Sur with an Electric Vehicle
  2. Highway CA-1 Continued: Marina to San Francisco
  3. Highway CA-1 Continued: San Francisco – Part 3
  4. Highway CA-1 Continued: San Francisco – Part 4
  5. Highway CA-1 Continued: San Rafael – Part 5
  6. Highway CA-1 Continued: Return to San Jose – Part 6

The Marine Mammal Center

Blink Charging Station
The Marine Mammal Center
Blink Charging Station
(2) 6.6 kW + (1) 5.28 kW Stations
The Ghost Net Monster
The Ghost Net Monster
LIFE-SIZE Adult Male Elephant Seal
LIFE-SIZE Adult Male Elephant Seal

Adult Male Elephant Seal weighs up to 4,500 LBS (2,040 KG) and length up to 15 feet (4.6M). Northern elephant seals can dive to more than 5,000 feet and can stay understater for 2 hours at a time!

Urgent Care

This is the urgent care section of The Marine Mammal Center where they are treating animals that have been poisoned by the contaminated food they were once safe to eat.

Urgent Care
Urgent Care
Urgent Care
Urgent Care

San Jose, CA – Coleman Avenue Supercharger

San Jose, CA - Coleman Avenue Supercharger
San Jose, CA – Coleman Avenue Supercharger

I embarked to this supercharger and it appeared there were a few free stalls but I arrived to see all 12-stalls were occupied. I waited 5 minutes for someone to leave to find I could only charge at 36 kW (yuck!) because I was sharing a paired stall with another Tesla. It would have taken an estimated hour and 25 minutes to charge up to 80%!

San Jose, CA - Coleman Avenue Supercharger
San Jose, CA – Coleman Avenue Supercharger

My Turo host thankfully had a Prepaid EV recharge option for returning the Model X with a low state of charge for $30/trip. There was no way I was going to get this car up to 80% and not miss my flight back home. Had the car had the proper plug (J1772 plug) I would have gotten some charge initiated before leaving for the airport. Another after-thought would have been to go to a less-busy Tesla Supercharger.

Bye-bye for now!
Trip Summary via Google Maps 🙂