MR BEAN and I made an epic i-xpedition yesterday, covering 374 miles in 14 hours, including two shopping stops while not on charge.
A total of seven CHAdeMO sessions were i-mployed, plus about 45 minutes on L2 when I had to backtrack due to an offline CHAdeMO station, but no turtle-riding.
i motored from the Tacoma area down past Portland, OR to retrieve a big part for my Pusher Trailer project, and while I was in a sales tax-free state, added four big iron brake drums and backing plates for my car hauling trailer. So no passengers, but at least 240 lbs of cargo, including a bulky suspension subframe hanging out back on the cargo platform that rides in my 2" hitch receiver from Torklift Central! http://torkliftcentral.com/ecohitch/mit ... h_miev.php
I'll try to add a photo later, and could post a pretty complete trip log if desired.
I drove according to the range required between stations, hypermiling the hilly 50.5 mile segment, but blasted up a 22.1 mile segment at 75mph with the aircon "cold soaking" the interior. Nothing felt unusually warm to the touch after this trip, though I didn't have time to pull out the thermal imager or get into detailed diagnostics. One observation of note was that even on the last few fast charges in the heat of the afternoon after a day of hard charging (Portland hit 75 degrees yesterday, so the locals were panting), the variable speed compressor did not ramp up to full power or stay running fast for very long for pack cooling. (MR BEAN's AC compressor has a stepped speed control that's different from the first car, built 8 months earlier.) Oh, and the i does get a bit twitchy up front when loaded with a net weight transfer to the rear axle and getting passed by monster RV-driving maniacs...