An Electric Road Trip From L.A. to Las Vegas Is Easier Than You May Think

Vehicle:
Themes:
Distance:
303 miles
Trip Date:
2021-12-18
Starting Place:
Thousand oaks city
Destination:
Las Vegas

Tim Chester  shares his experience driving through some fairly undeveloped stretches of desert to Las Vegas.

This trip clearly shows how things have changed for the EVs. Driving through the same route in 2019 and in 2021 from LA to Las Vegas. Thanks to the widespread growth of EV charging network, travel time has significantly dropped since 2019

Trip Highlights:

  • Used Polestar 2— with a 408 horsepower engine and an estimated range of 265 miles
  • Route: Starts at Thousand Oaks, a city just west of L.A., before joining the I-15 highway north between the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests, passing through Hesperia and Victorville, Barstow and Baker, going around Mojave National Preserve, passing through an elevation of 4,000 feet through Joshua Tree
  • Tim Chester found some interesting  pit stops en route: Calico Ghost Town, Mormon Rocks, and Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch,
  • Time estimates: Waze predicted four hours and 45 minutes. But arrived in Las Vegas in 6 hours a midst accident and slowed traffic

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