With electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and even electric motorcycles selling in greater numbers every year, a growing number of buyers who want to enjoy the great outdoors are discovering that some RV campgrounds offer access to 50-amp electrical outlets, GreenCarReports.com reported.
The availability of high-powered electricity near nature destinations or in remote locations between towns can help electric-vehicle (EV) drivers travel farther without waiting for more formal charging infrastructure to be developed.
The most likely vehicle many park owners will see is a Tesla Model S. It’s a beautiful luxury car that has a range of 200 to 250 miles, and the ability to charge faster than any other electric car.
When a Model S driver visits an RV park, you are mostly concerned with the car’s battery. The largest capacity is 85 kilowatt-hours. The average electric price in the U.S. is 11 cents per kWh.
While that may seem like a lot, it means that at that price, a Tesla Model S cannot possibly use more than $9.35 worth of electricity.
And it’s unlikely that every Tesla will arrive with a battery so depleted that the car needs a full charge. Most drivers will leave themselves a buffer to ensure they won’t run out of charge before arriving at a charging location.
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