All you need for a great EV road trip


I have written a guide of useful hints and tricks for doing an EV road trip and barely spending any time charging. I've done over 10,000 miles of EV road trips and you can to, once you get an EV.

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All you need for a great EV road trip

I have two other articles on that I didn't publish here in the blog:

Forget SFFD Being Upset At Cruise, The Future For Emergency Vehicles With Robocars & e-VTOL Is Super Positive where I describe that in spite of a Cruise vehicle not being perfect with a fire truck, it's going to get much better.

Feds release barely useful data on ADAS crashes, and there probably isn't a problem


Jul 2022 – latest AAA consumer survey

75 percent of Americans are NOT considering buying an electric vehicle (BEV, not hybrid) for their next auto purchase.

Just did a Road Trip across USA via Yellowstone. Twice used destination chargers overnight rest was Tesla Superchargers (55 stops).
5750 miles done in 2 weeks.

Only once had to hyper mile to reach the next Charger, arrived with 4%. On another occasion arrived with 0%, but did not hyper mile.

I have sometimes felt the temptation to do that. In theory your Tesla can probably go another 20 miles when it hits zero but it differs for every car and I don't want to have to find out what the number actually is.

I will say with superchargers going up in price -- now as much as $25 to $30 for a 50kwh "fill up" the value of charging at the hotel has gone up, which makes it easier to do it more often as your budget goes up. If the supercharge will be $30, and you put a modest value on not having to wait for charging or travel out of your way to the supercharger, plus another modest value on treating your battery better -- you start being willing to pay $40 or more extra to get a hotel with charging. With the benefit that most of that $40 gets you a better hotel, too.

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