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Hi- Does anyone know of a DC fast charger near Fairfield, TX 75840 OR Madisonville, TX 77864? I live in Dallas and would like to take my Chevy Bolt from Dallas to Houston (about 300 miles one-way). Thanks.
 

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there is nothing in the middle- but you can top off as far south as possible and then drive the furthest north charger on the other end

1421 S Interstate 35 East Service Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115

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130 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380


distance between those two points is 212 miles which should be with in the bolt's range - according to google maps.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/1421+S+Interstate+35+East+Service+Rd,+DeSoto,+TX+75115/130+Sawdust+Rd,+Spring,+TX+77380/@31.3913453,-97.4054663,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x864e940354bba691:0xd6489fc1e9f2b4ae!2m2!1d-96.824437!2d32.6178663!1m5!1m1!1s0x8647342ffb28920b:0xde49568e27fad1b0!2m2!1d-95.4457547!2d30.1276233!3e0

the first charger is an evGo DC Fast charger at the Cracker Barrel (1421 S. Interstate)
the 2nd charger is an evGO DC Fast charger at H-E-B (130 Sawdust Rd)

so you can do it with the Bolt but the trick is to top off to cover the longest segment with no DC Fast Charger - emergency backup L2 chargers are littered on the path so if you're falling a little short of making the DCFast charger you can stop for 1 or 2 hours to gain some buffer - but 212 miles should be doable with the Bolt with some careful driving

this should be a fairly easy segment if you manage your speed - with hold your lead foot and the Bolt will easily make the distance - as you get closer you can probably increase your speed once you're past the 50% mark and it's clear you'll make it to the DC Fast charger.

roundtrip plan would look as follows…

1. top off to full at cracker barrel (30 minute stop probably to fill the battery to 100% since you won't be near empty - if you've just left the house nearly/at-full)
2. drive 212 miles (no dc fast chargers in the middle) to H-E-B
3. stop at H-E-B long enough to get enough range to finish the trip + some buffer.

4. drive around Houston
5. stop at the H-E-B again and fully top off for maximum range (long stop)
6. stop at Cracker Barrel when you get back to Dallas area and get enough range to get home

one way Dallas to Houston would be only steps 1-3…

insert 30-60 minute stops at various L2 chargers if you need just a little extra range to make it to the DC Fast charger.

market street shopping center just north of Houston has 6 Tesla L2 chargers - so they should be be good for a solid 32 amp charge session, but you'd need the adapter for converting a Tesla charge connector to the Bolt's standard J-1772 connection.

9595 Six Pines Dr, Spring TX 77380, United States

or you could rent a gas car for the day and save a lot of time.
 

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here is a screen shot of the Dallas to Houston run w/only fast chargers showing - the southern edge of Dallas is less than 230 miles from the northern edge of Houston - so topping off at each edge will give you the range to make it through the middle, but not a lot of room for error - steady pace driving and speed management will get you the 200'ish miles between the two points, but you'll be coming in low percentages on each end and will require a stop to proceed onto the cities.

there are L2 chargers on 45 (not a lot but some at key points) and you could use them to get another 25'ish miles of range in about an hour if you were falling short during the drive. The screen shot omits these chargers for clarity to focus on the DCFast chargers.
 

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distance between those two points is 212 miles which should be with in the bolt's range - according to google maps.
It should be a slam dunk if you stick to moderate speeds. And it should be a lot easier to swallow those moderate speeds when you realize that your trip that takes 15 minutes longer saves you from having to make an hour-long stop at an L2 station for an unplanned emergency charge.
 

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Can you go via Hempstead to the DCFC @ College Station, then via Bremond and up Rte. 14 to catch I-45 south of Angus? The value of staying on the Interstate is lessened by the need to slow down to 60 (or even 55) mph. Might as well drive on a nice 4 lane @55 mph. Drive 20 miles further but lose 20 fewer pounds of sweat!
 
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