As summer approaches, the open road beckons. And for electric vehicle (EV) owners, it’s the perfect time to embark on eco-friendly adventures.
Travelling with an EV in the summer can be a breeze, thanks to longer days, warmer weather, and an expanding network of charging stations. In this guide, we’ll walk you through essential steps to plan the ultimate summer road trip with your EV.
Know Your EV’s Range
Understanding your EV’s range is crucial when planning a summer road trip. Keep in mind that extreme heat can reduce battery efficiency, so you may not achieve the same range as in milder conditions. Plan your stops accordingly, and factor in charging breaks to prevent any range anxiety. Learn more about the basics of charging here.
Plot Your Route
The first step in planning your summer EV adventure is to determine your route. Consider the destinations you’d like to visit, the distance between them, and the availability of charging stations along the way.
We’ve collaborated with local councils to address range anxiety among EV drivers by strategically deploying EVX Polechargers along well-travelled routes and tourist destinations like Hawks Nest and Newcastle. Our dedication to expanding the EVX charger network remains steadfast, thanks to partnerships with local government officials.
Summer travel often involves bringing along extra gear, but remember that added weight can affect your EV’s range. Pack efficiently and only carry what you truly need. This will help you maximise your EV’s efficiency and reduce the number of charging stops.
Choose Accommodations with Charging
When booking accommodations, consider staying at hotels or resorts that offer EV charging facilities. This will allow you to charge your vehicle overnight, ensuring you start each day with a full battery.
For long-dwell commercial locations, this provides an exciting opportunity to attract new visitors with EV charging infrastructure in popular tourist destinations and routes along the way. To learn more about the benefits, check out our blog.
Time Your Stops
Take advantage of longer daylight hours during the summer. Plan your charging and sightseeing stops during the day, allowing you to soak in the scenery and explore your destinations. When charging, use the downtime to relax, have a meal, or explore nearby attractions.
We always make sure to install our chargers in well-thought out locations where people live, work and play, such as next to Dixon Park – a great place to relax while you recharge. Watch Electric Car Australia’s review for an unbiased opinion on the convenience of charging with our EVX Polecharger.
Remember that the journey itself is an integral part of your summer adventure. Embrace the opportunity to explore new places, meet people, and enjoy the freedom of the open road. With an EV, you’re not just reducing your carbon footprint; you’re also experiencing a more sustainable way to travel. Looking for even more summer charging tips? We’ve got you covered. Check out our blog on Summer Charging Tips.