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Watching the challenges faced by drivers in the pre-storm evacuation in Florida, made me think about how it would be different with electric vehicles. The long slow lines of traffic (burn gas at a high rate) and gas stations run out of gas as the demand for gas exceeds both the supply and the ability to bring gasoline in via trucks. With a Bolt, you could certainly charge up before the storm and get 200 miles. There might be long lines to recharge, which of course takes much more time than filling a gas tank. After the storm goes through, if it knocks out electricity, no chance to recharge. Anyway, if in 40 years the dominant personal vehicle is a BEV, evacuations would be different.

Obviously a cursory projection, any thoughts?
 

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South Florida is unique with respect to evacuation in that, if driving, there is only one direction out; and only 2 major highways.

The question becomes complex quickly depending on time to complete a near-full charge and availability of charging sources on route. Also, would need to consider when one makes the decision to evacuate? A week ahead of the potential event, or a day ahead? If an incoming hurricane is moving at 200 miles/day, A Bolt could theoretically outrun it - including charge times - if it had just one day head start.

Edit: Another question is a what water level can an EV drive through before serious damage?
Depth of water, not one I want to experiment with.
 
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