Road trips are a rite of passage for many families, but things can get complicated when you travel in electric vehicles. Electric cars don’t rely on gasoline like traditional vehicles do, which means they need to be charged up using electricity. But how much electricity? And where does it come from? The answers depend on the type of vehicle and its capabilities. Here are some tips for planning your next road trip with an EV.
How Long Your Car Will Take to Charge Before Heading Out?
One of the first things you’ll need to figure out is how long your car will take to charge. This can vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle, as well as the type of charger you’re using.
Many electric cars come with a charging cable that plugs into a regular household outlet, which will typically give your vehicle a full charge in around 12 hours (but please be aware your charging time can vary widely). If you want to charge your car faster, you can purchase a high-voltage charger that will provide you with a full charge in just four or five hours for some vehicles.
But once you are on the road, finding compatible public charging stations will be of upmost importance. Read on!
Best Tips for Road Tripping With an Electric Vehicle
Below is an infographic from Motor1 that has some of the best tips for road tripping with an electric vehicle. In case if you haven’t planned your journey yet, you can also take a look at the infographic below for some fun EV road trips in the US.