Electric Car Road Trip: 5 Takeaways from 3,000+ Miles of Summer EV Travel

From Plug and Play EV.

As a final wrap of more than 3,000 all-electric miles this past summer, we dive into the data and key takeaways from our EV travels across the northeast and midwest US.

From EV adoption across these regions to which DC fast charging networks performed best for us (and those that are on the naughty step), this proves a pretty good snapshot of where CCS electric car travel is in the middle of 2021. Data digested includes costs, distance, and reliability (based on

We also nod to the improvements we’ll need to see in 2022 if the networks mentioned are to keep pace with the accelerating state of EV adoption.

Chapters:
0:00 – Intro (*eTron Sportback, not GT, sorry!)
0:30 – Where we went
1:05 – Distance we covered/energy we used
2:08 – Context from 2020 + Electrify America
3:24 – Is Electrify America reliable in 2021?
5:58 – State-level DC fast charging: patchy or promising?
9:16 – Where CCS EV adoption is accelerating
10:26 – What wider adoption means for public fast charging
11:55 – The trouble with EVgo
14:02 – DCFC Reliability Awards
14:57 – Conclusions/Over to you

As a reminder, you can find the full trip log for our travels through Julyiand August, including cumulative miles, locations, and charging session info, here on Google Drive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QHAbyMvQXPrkwhuNshfhh3l2RW1wKVRKDkGWMeG3H8U/edit?usp=sharing

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