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Taking a road trip with an electric car is possible

Tips on how to plan a successful journey in an electric car

Published on JULY 27, 2021

Road Trip

More and more drivers are switching to electric vehicles, but are electric cars and road trips compatible? Yes, but like all journeys they take some planning. Before you set off, it's important to check how far your electric car can comfortably travel on a single charge -- in other words, its driving range. This will tell you how many charges you will need en route to your destination.So if you're in the market for an electric car and you plan to take a lot of road trips, it's important to choose a vehicle with an appropriate range.

Planning a trip with an EV: things to consider

When it comes to making a long-distance journey in an electric car, there are some things to keep in mind besides range. These include the type of chargers your EV is compatible with, and how much power it can accept during charging. This will tell you how fast your car charges and how long you will have to wait during charging pit stops. Different electric car models have different EV charging sockets, so check the specifications of your vehicle. Another tip concerns your destination: picking EV-friendly places to stay is another way to save time on charging. Hotels that offer electric car charging in their parking lots or garages are becoming more and more common, so plan accordingly.
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How do we help you enjoy your trip?

When planning your road trip, you must plan your driving route around available public chargers that are near highways and expressways. To get the most out of your EV while on the road, it is a good idea to join a charging station network. For example, Enel X charging services include a network that offers drivers easy access to rapid charging at more than 180,000 points worldwide via the Enel X JuicePass app. Drivers can use JuicePass to locate EV charging stations on a map, book sessions in advance, and pay for them automatically.

Eco-friendly travel is becoming more commonplace as many of us are looking to do our part to reduce our impact on the planet. The environmental costs of using fossil fuels are huge and it's important that we do everything we can to cut down on our carbon footprint, for example by using electric vehicles instead of driving cars that run on gas. In short, electric cars not only protect the environment and your wallet by cutting emissions and lowering costs on fuel and maintenance, they are also a reliable way to take road trips. All it takes is a little planning. 

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