Charge Up on the Open Road: Top Road Trips for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the U.S.
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Is Electric Car Long-Distance Driving Possible?
How We Chose Our EV Travel Routes
Distance: All stations are within 228 miles of each other, because that's the median range for EV cars built within the last five years. States: It won’t always be necessary to stop in each state to charge, but we included at least one station in each state through which you'll drive that fits within that 228-mile distance. Types of Stations: We only selected J1772, CCS, and CHAdeMO stations. Tesla works with all of them, but not all vehicles work with Tesla chargers. Level 2 stations work with J1772 and Tesla and charge at a rate of 10 to 20 miles per hour. DC charging stations work with CCD, CHadeMO, and Tesla connectors at a rate of 60 to 80 miles per 20 minutes of charging. There are only Level 2 and DC chargers on the list. Hours: Many of the stations are available 24/7, but not all. Always verify the station’s hours ahead of time to ensure it’ll be open. Access: The U.S. Department of Energy states all these stations are public. Cost: However, public doesn't mean free. Many vehicle charging stations have a fee. Most accept credit or debit cards.
Alternative Fuel Corridors
Are These the Only EV Travel Stops I Can Choose?
What if My Battery Runs Low Between EV Travel Stops?
Plugshare Chargepoint Chargehub EV Map Alternative Fueling Stations (Apple) - Official government list Alternative Fueling Stations (Google App Store) - Official government list Big box stores like Walmart and Target Larger grocery stores IKEAs Libraries Museums Government buildings Paid parking garages Gas stations Truck and rest stops Shopping malls Community centers
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