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EV Road Trip Planner

Date: Jan 19, 2024

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Why are so many Portland and Tigard drivers adopting the EV lifestyle? Electric vehicles are beloved by many for their environmental benefits, top-notch performance specifications, and how easy they are to maintain. What happens when you want to take a road trip with an electric car? Will range be an issue? In our EV road trip planner, we show you just how easy it can be to take an electric car road trip. All it takes is a little planning beforehand, and you can enjoy a stress-free journey. Peruse our EV road trip planner today, and start making your dream getaway a reality. 

How to Plan Your Next Electric Car Road Trip

The tips in our electric car road trip planner are designed to ensure your next road trip with an electric car goes off without a hitch. Let’s take a closer look at how to have the perfect electric car road trip. 

Consider Charging Station Availability When Planning Your Route

In Lake Oswego and most places across the country, gas stations currently outnumber electric vehicle charging stations. It can be very beneficial to download an app like ChargeHub or PlugShare, even for local daily driving. These apps can be used to locate charging stations on your route, and some even allow you to reserve charging stations in advance. 

Pack Light

When taking a road trip with an electric car, we also recommend packing light. When you take just the essentials, you will get the most out of your EV’s range. Why is this? Adding extra weight to the vehicle can have a negative impact on range, just as it would make a gasoline-powered vehicle less fuel-efficient. 

Choose a Hotel That Offers EV Charging

Will your electric car road trip have overnight stops? We recommend choosing a lodging option that offers electric vehicle charging. This way, you can charge your vehicle while you sleep and hit the open road right away with a fully charged vehicle.

Schedule Charging Stops Around Your Itinerary

The final tip in our electric car road trip planner is to try and coordinate charging stops with other planned activities on your itinerary. Do you plan to stop and do some shopping or sightseeing? Why not charge your EV at the same time? Meal breaks are another great time to charge your EV. 

Take Advantage of Our EV Road Trip Planner 

With our EV road trip planner, a road trip with an electric car does not have to be a hassle. If you are not a current EV owner but are interested in driving one for yourself, visit BMW of Tigard or reach out to us with any questions you may have.

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