Previously, I wrote about how I might have to drive the Solo from Calgary with many stops at charging stations. Now, I will consider some longer trips I could make from my home base.
Home base to
- Powerview, Manitoba – 99km – Has a charging station at Edgewater recreation and great fishing at the Winnipeg River. Folks report the charging station is handy for a walk to the river or around town. There’s another station at 18 Pine St., behind “Through the Arbour”.
- Dauphin, Manitoba – 377km with charging at Dauphin, Headingley and Carberry – nice fishing at Ste. Rose du Lac in the Turtle River
- Pilot Mound, Manitoba – 233km via Carman and Winkler – family
One place I won’t be driving my Solo is USA. From my home to any point in USA is just too far. I can’t even drive east to be closer to a USAian destination. Kenora, Ontario is the nearest charging station and it is probably out of range. North Dakota, my nearest State is a wasteland for charging stations at least in the the closest parts. They produce a lot of oil, eh? I guess they figure EVs are disloyal or out of place. I guess we Canadians are more flexible. Anyway, I can drive hundreds of miles in two directions, enough for this old retired guy.
UPDATE WooHoo! I found Winkler has a charging station at the Day’s Inn, putting Pilot Mound in range easily. It may be intended for guests only but the network grows…