Wednesday, June 17, 2009
first charge with the 120 volt cable
My wallbox charging station was installed weeks ago, but apparently Mini has been having a problem getting the charging cable that attaches to the box. That cable will fully charge the car in only two or three hours (so I'm told) but since there has been a hitch getting the cable out to people, I will be using the 120 volt cable that comes with the car (takes almost a day to fully charge the car! but plugs into any grounded electrical outlet). We drove #237 into Manhattan and back last night (about a 50 mile round trip) and the driving was great. Parked in the Village and waited for someone (anyone!) to notice the car. Only saw one guy pointing towards it and talking to his friend, presumably he knew it was electric. I have a need for people to notice the car. What's up with that? Anyhow, got home late and didn't want to start messing around with the cable and the manual, so waited until today to charge her up.