Can a Big Western Road Trip Be Done in an Electric Car?

Vehicle:
Distance:
1000 miles
Region:
Trip Date:
2020-04-07
Starting Place:
Los Angeles
Destination:
Utah

This is a 1,000-plus-mile trip from LA to national parks in Utah: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches.

When I talked or Tweeted about our trip, a few people said it’s proof that EVs aren’t ready to fulfill most people’s needs. I disagree. Electrics already have the range and capability to tackle the errands, commutes, and close-to-the-highway road trips that make up most American driving. It’s when you want to venture into the wilderness that you run smack into early-adopter problems. Inevitably, you’ll wind up thinking how much easier things would be in an old-fashioned gas guzzler. But driving off the beaten path has always required a little risk, an adventurous spirit, and, occasionally, turning to a friend when you get yourself in trouble

From the author Andrew Moseman

Our take:

This an exceptional report. Andrew talks about his foray into electric cars.

This is a 1,000-plus-mile trip from LA to national parks in Utah: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches. (I absolutely adore South Western Utah, one of the most scenic area anywhere).

Though EV charging infrastructure is developed in urban areas, charging can be a bit challenging in remote areas. Read about how chargers were buried under too much snow! Very entertaining read.

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