I jumped in the back to lie down and slept basically the entire way to Mitchell. We folded down the back seat. Combined with the trunk space it provides a pretty significant amount of room and we laid out a sleeping bag for the non-driver to take naps.
Good news -- since we've left Chicago, five more superchargers have opened! The route after Glenwood Springs, CO has been keeping me up at night and now it looks much more do-able. I wouldn't be surprised if another one or two open before we even get there. Thank you, Tesla!
Mitchell didn't have much other than a Dairy Queen in the parking lot. Luckily we didn't need to stay long. 28 minutes and a Reese blizzard later and we were on our way. Looking at the stats, E totally schooled me on energy usage. I'll blame it on the increase in temperature.
Here are the stats:
Worthington, MN to Mitchell, SD
127.8 miles traveled, using 45.8 kWh at an average of 359 Wh/mi.
Left with 222 miles R-Range, arrived with 63 left.
Charged for 28 minutes.
Left with a partial charge of 217 miles.
Temperature is 38*F.
What it looks like with someone lying down in the back. Boxes/Clothes are stacked up on the passenger side along with our lemon tree.
Supercharging at Mitchell, SD. Temperatures above 30 degrees feel like a heat-wave!