Having needlessly planned to retrieve next year’s Solo EV from Calgary, I have a bunch of tools I can use to visit just about anywhere there are people. Take folks in dry land Saskatchewan, in the southwest corner, no less. Charging stations are few and far between but there is one at Shaunavon, SK, at the hockey rink, and it’s wind-powered. I like that. That station is only 63km from relatives so I could easily drive to Shaunavon, charge up, go visiting and return the way I came. The biggest problem might be driving on 126km of gravel at the far end. That can’t be good for a belt-driven car…
From that point, it’s
- 109km to Peavey Mart at Swift Current,
- 171km to Peavey Mart at Moose Jaw,
- 77km to Peavey Mart at Regina,
- 168km to the townhall/library at Whitewood,
- 115km to the train station museum at Virden, MB,
- 79km to Best Western at Brandon,
- 43.7km to Carberry Town Hall,
- 152km to Best Western at Headingley, and
- 45km to Home!
No doubt I could skip some of those stops but Canada is an interesting place to visit, food is good most places, and I like to take breaks. The longest leg is 171km in Saskatchewan but Electra Meccanica claims 160km is achievable at 130km/h so at the rate I drive, with much less air-resistance, I should be fine.