Kekaha or Bust

Kekaha or Bust

Our family recently went on a beach trip to Kekaha from Wailua in our 2015 Nissan Leaf. This is about 70 miles round-trip, and we still have about 100 miles of range on the battery meter, so this was a good test of range in real-world conditions. Spoiler alert: we made it there and back without any issues, though we did stop in Lihue on the return to eat, so we went ahead and charged with 23 miles left (7 miles from home). Why Kekaha? Because we haven't been beyond Waimea in our Leaf, and I realized in 10 years we'd never actually stopped to visit that beach! In our previous gas car, we had always just driven past on our way to Polihale (that'll be another trip for another day in the Leaf). Plus, Kekaha is the start of the "barking sands" beach that wraps all the way from Kekaha town to the Na Pali cliffs at Polihale. You can't...
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