What You Need to Know About Taking a Road Trip in an Electric Car
My Hyundai Kona EV has spent most of its time in my driveway since I bought it, just a few months before the COVID lockdown. But this summer, I'm making up for lost time, and testing out my electric car for longer road trips. Two weeks ago, I traveled 232 miles for some much-needed beach time—and my first foray into longer road trips with an EV.
On the plus side—charging up was significantly cheaper than the $3-plus per gallon of gas for my traditional ICE (that's internal combustion engine) car—we're talking under $25 to power the whole trip. On the minus—at least at the moment, there's a little bit of a learning curve for using the electric cars for a longer road trip.
It just takes a little bit of additional planning to make the road smooth for your electric car. Here's what you need to know before you head out.