Met two, new plug-in Prius Primes in Alabama

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With the latest Tesla software update, I wanted to test cross country travel by driving 116 mi to "Damn Yankee Wiskey Bar" in Heflin, AL:

  • Two headed, L2, charging station
  • Sea food and Dixie cookin'
  • Good beverages
  • Prices a little high but proportional to the quality
It turns out the new Prius Prime is owned by one of the employees and about 10 minutes later, the owner showed up in his new Prius Prime. He took the handle from the fully charged employee car and everyone was happy. But like many commercial L2 chargers, good but not like home charging:

At home, I get 240 VAC at 31 A, ~31 miles per hour. But commercial power is split from three phase so the 207 V is within the range and the 30 A could be an EVSE limit. Regardless, it means a little longer to get a usable charge.

Inside, there are lots of beverages and they have RV parking in the back:

  • Top shelf whisky on the right
  • Gadsden flag on the right with modified "Live Free or Die", New Hampshire motto
In Dixie, anyone from North of the Mason Dixon line is a "Yankee." A "Damn Yankee" stays with their rapid fire, accent.

Bob Wilson