As I wrote in my first post, I took a road trip that started in Carlsbad, CA and 5 weeks later I ended up home. I had the time and I wanted to see how well my 2019 Chevy Bolt would do. After driving 6,598.6 miles, I ended up visiting 12 National Parks (I couldn’t quite make it to 15, but was close), 1 national monument, 10 western states (missed NM altogether), friends and family along the way, all in just under 5 weeks. And I learned a lot about driving an EV through the western states.
This is a map of where I charged. Each bolt color representing its unique source (ie, Orange for ChargePoint and Green for Electrify America).
This table represents my charging stats. I got more thorough along my journey. Not all locations I have charged are included . . . I may have added 100KWH over the trip in free level 1 or free level 2 stations to grab me an extra 10 to 50 miles, but the major activity is recorded here.
As I stated in the first post, I learned a lot along the way:
I’ll write a few more posts but wanted to make sure I updated everyone on my SUCCESSFUL 6.5K mile journey in my Chevy Bolt EV.
As I got further along in my journey, I wanted to make sure all EV drivers that think their EVs are only good as commuter cars, they are great for long road trips as well. They are smooth, fast (when they need to be), reliable and my Bolt carried most everything I wanted to take.
Feel free to ask any questions. I am happy to share!