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Drafting saved the day

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2017 Bolt driver here… have put 92K miles on him so far. I Had to make a trip today about 100 miles each way so I thought no problem, I’ve done it many times before. I very rarely have to charge anywhere other than my garage so I’m not super aware of charger locations and there just aren’t many in ohio. Had a nice tailwind going east but the return trip proved the opposite as todays cold wind gusts depleted a lot more range than I expected even though I was only going about 65. I had never tried drafting before due to most truckers around here being annoyed by Evs … but there was a semi going my speed steady in the right lane so I hooked on pretty close for about 50 miles. I was amazed by how much difference it made. I wouldn’t have done this in heavy traffic or if there were a lot of speed or lane changes going on. I just wonder what the driver would have been thinking 🤔
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I've had semi drivers brake when I have gotten in place to draft. I don't want to annoy anyone so I do it much anymore. I wish there was a signal that a trailer would display like a small green light or something that indicated that it was okay to draft. Maybe a Venmo account displayed to donate for the service. I'm only kind of kidding ;-). I had a Saab 99 when I was a kid and remember drafting trailers and getting 50-60 MPG.
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