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Day 15 - Wellington to Tauranga

rain 11 °C

Docked in Wellington at 5:30 PM and we were on the road by 6:00 PM. Weather was awful, with consistent rain all the way home, some torrential which made driving conditions very tricky indeed. Add bad patches of fog into the mix and very easy to have an accident, as center of North Island is pitch black at the dead of night. Took our time travelling, and due to the conditions, we had to stop more often for charging, as windscreen wipers, heater and full beam headlights in constant use. Took 4 stops in total to get us home, eventually pulling into the garage at just after 1:45 AM on Sunday 24 September. so a 7.45 hour drive from Wellington, which was hard going at times.

Four charges today:

Station Address: bp Levin, 59 Oxford Street, Horowhenua 5510
Date Paid:23/09/2023 07:21 pm
Energy Used: 19.56 kWh
Charge Duration: 22 minutes
Amount Charged:$13.69 NZD

Station Address: bp Taihape, 80-88 Hautapu Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
Date Paid:23/09/2023 09:30 pm
Energy Used: 22.32 kWh
Charge Duration: 21 minutes
Amount Charged:$15.63 NZD

Station Address: Z Tūrangi - Service Station, 1 Pihanga Rd, Tūrangi 3334, New Zealand
Date Paid:23/09/2023 10:39 pm
Energy Used: 26.83 kWh
Charge Duration: 26.40 minutes
Amount Charged:$18.51 NZD

Station Address: Skyline Gondola, 178 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua 3015, NZ
Date Paid:24/09/2023 12:51 pm
Energy Used: 9.40 kWh
Charge Duration: 12 minutes
Amount Charged:$7.52 NZD
NOTE: This location closes its gates at 5:00PM! When we rolled up, there was a security chain open so we went in and charged. A car went out when we were charging and when we went to leave, the chain had been put up - Noooo! Luckily the chains are secured by a road cone, so all I had to do was lower the cone and I could then drive over the chains. LUCKY!

512 Km travelled today.

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Posted by Awsome1UK 05:36 Archived in New Zealand

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