First long distance trip help
I've had my 2019 Bolt for 6 months and sadly have barely gone out of the city.
This weekend want to make a loop from Lexington KY to Ann Arbor Michigan Friday Night, Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo Michigan on Sunday Morning and Kalamazoo to Lexington Kentucky Sunday evening.
1) Lexington to Ann Arbor:
Using Energy Assist I've gotten two plans. One stops in West Chester Ohio as a single stop, the other stops twice; once at Univ Cinci and second at Univ Toledo.
My plan is to stop at West Chester and to be on the safe side, again somewhere in Toledo; I don't trust being down to 11% on arrival.
In Toledo, I can stop at Univ Toledo but that takes me quite a ways off of the road. Another alternative is the Dave White Chevy dealership right off the highway.
I realize I won't be getting the charging current I would at the Univ of Todeo but I wonder if that will be made up for by spending less time off the desired path?
In Ann Arbor I will have several Level 2 options and time so should be able to leave Ann Arbor at 100%.
2) Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo
Should be no problem distance and charge wise.
In Kalamazoo there is a ChargePoint Level 2 charger within walking distance of where I will be visiting for the day.
Also, a Jag dealership Level 3 charger and Sams Club with a Level 3 nearby.
Should be able to leave here fully charged.
3) Kalamazoo to Lexington, KY
This is where I am having problems.
The closest Level 3 is on the outskirts of Indianapolis at Rickers (Greenlots) which is 212 miles
There is a Chevy dealer in Fort Wayne but it is closed on Sunday.
I could go back to Toledo and charge at Univ Toledo then back down I-75.
I could stop at a Level 2 charger along the way when I am low to get a little boost.
Any comments on the above? Suggestions appreciated.
Also, does the Chevy App take into account road conditions (i.e. hills) and is it assuming I'm driving the speed limit?
Also, I was planning on driving 65mph (or less depending upon max).
I've read the discussions of speed vs. efficiency but it worries me driving 10mph below speed limit from safety standpoint.
Thanks in advance for input.
I realize I could drive my ICE but I really don't want to.