Who doesn’t love a road trip? Those iconic adventures to parts unknown. Breathtaking scenery, small towns, charming locals, and countless miles of asphalt all beckoning the adventurer within you. Of course, as tech nerds we must ask the question, “can the traditional road trip go electric?”
The answer, a resounding YES! However, before you load up the cooler, toss in the tent and pack the lawn chairs, you will need to do your homework. Obviously, the range of today’s electric cars is improving by the minute, and for most urban dwellers daily commutes are easily handled on a single charge. However, long distance treks may pose a barrier as we patiently wait for charging infrastructure to grow to meet demand.
In the meantime, the key to a successful EV road trip is in the planning. Fortunately, there are several terrific resources for drivers designed to help you personalize your next adventure:
From Charge Hotels
From the West Coast Green HIghway
A network of charging stations from British Columbia to Baja, California. Their collection of easy and convenient charging locations enables electric vehicle owners to grab a cup of coffee or shop while they charge up their vehicles at shopping centers, fueling stations and restaurants within a half mile of the green highway interchanges.
Last, but certainly not least, there are APPS for all you road trippers looking for charging stations while on the go!
Now that you're charged up and ready to roll, all that is left is to download your ultimate road trip play list - may we suggest Radar Love?