First 1,100+ mile Chevy Bolt EV Road Trip – 5 Years Ago!

From News Coulomb.

Five years is a long time, especially in the EV world, so I wanted to share my very first 1,100+ mile EV road trip in my 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. In early 2017, long-distance travel through most of California was only really possible using the EVgo network, though at that time, that network was still designed and set up with smaller battery, shorter range EVs in mind.

Knowing what I know now, I would have approached this trip very differently, and I likely could have shaved an hour off of both the northbound and southbound legs. However, as I noted at the conclusion of the trip, the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV was at least two years ahead of the infrastructure, and today, each 500-mile leg of this trip would only take about 10 hours to complete.

Chargers used or referenced in this video:
EVgo, San Luis Obispo:
EVgo, Salinas:
EVgo, Gilroy (Premium Outlets):
EVgo, Vacaville:
ChargePoint, Vacaville (Arco):
ChargePoint, King City: (24 kW out of order and delisted.)