Anyone camp in their Prius Prime?

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  1. Chazman62

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    That would be awesome.
    Is there anything like that available now?
     
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    Isn't that only like 40-50kW? EVGo DC fast chargers offer 50kW or more. Tesla has 150kW widely available, and is rolling out 250kW (around 1000mph). Tesla's V3 Superchargers Deliver 250 kW Charging & 1,722 km/hr | CleanTechnica

    The tesla semi will (supposedly) have truly insane charging power. It must be a huge engineering challenge to deliver that much power. Not to mention that I don't think the utility company can easily install megawatts of service where there wasn't anything like that before. Close-up look at the Tesla Semi "Megacharger" charging port

    Most other auto makers are practically a decade behind in EV technology and charging infrastructure in comparison.
     
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    I only know Tesla can and DC Fast Charging stations. L3 chargers would barely pass that mark. 200 miles/hour would need a 60kwH charger.

    Meanwhile, I'm mooching power off free L2 chargers at a plucky 6kWh.

    Oh yeah, quick gripe about the Prime for camping. You can't have the HVAC on while charging. You can sorta hack it by having it trigger pre-conditioning every 30 minutes on a schedule. I want my poor man's RV shore power :(
     
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    How do you schedule pre-conditioning? I rarely use the scheduling feature, so I didn't realize you could have it activate A/C on a schedule. I assume you "hacked" it by setting multiple departure times every half hour or something similar. Or do you mean manually holding the unlock button with the remote every so often?
     
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    Just pile up stuff to make it level and put a moving blanket over the stuff. Extra blankets and stuff.
     
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    Yup. My car thinks I'm leaving to go somewhere every half hour from 11pm until 7am. It's very very tedious to program.
     
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    Might be tedious to do, but I'm putting that under my "Top Coolest Prius Prime Hacks" category.
     
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    Do you know if the same situation with no HVAC while charging also applies to the Gen1 PIP?
     
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    I tried setting this up and couldn't get it to start the air conditioner. What year prius prime do you have?

    Mine lets me set up 10 minute intervals, so perhaps it didn't work because I programmed my leave time for every 10 minutes instead of 30. Do you know if 30 minutes is the minimum interval allowed for the a/c preconditioning to trigger, or did you only do 30 minute intervals because 10 minute intervals would be 3x more tedious to set up?
     
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