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Yeah I know, old news to most of you, and not a very long trip either, but here is my experience:

We drove from Reno, NV to Yreka, CA via 395 north, 44 west from Susanville, CA, 89 to Mt.Shasta, and I-5 north to Yreka, about 265 miles. The only charging stations along this route are two L2 at Diamond Mountain Casino in Susanville, one DCFC and some L2 stations in Mt. Shasta, and some L2 and two DCFC in Yreka. EA is putting in some DCFC at the super Walmart in Yreka, but they weren't available yet. Everything went according to plan. We arrived at Mt. Shasta (about 225 miles from our house) with about 40 miles range left. There was another white Bolt like ours at the charging station - a guy from Medford, OR, but he finished in about 20 minutes and we charged while we walked to Say Cheese pizza just up the street and had some very good pizza. Left with 95% charge. It only charged at about 26kW, but maybe because our battery pack was warm from the long drive and warm weather. Someone had posted several days before that they charged at 50kW with a Kia Niro (he actually managed to get one!). Drove on to Yreka, about 40 miles north.

Charged the car the next morning at a DCFC at Carl's Junior just across the street from our hotel in Yreka to 95% while we ate breakfast at the hotel, then we left for a 3 1/2 day bike trip. On the return trip we drove to Mt. Shasta and charged the car to 100% SoC to return home. Got some food at Ray's Food Place (grocery chain) in the shopping area where the charger is located, and ate in a grassy area by the adjacent Best Western Hotel. We decided to stop at the Diamond Mountain casino in Susanville to add a "cushion" of charge. We added 2.7kW in about 30 minutes. Turned out we had about 38 miles range when we got home so didn't need the charge in Susanville.

We drove fairly slowly, between 60 and 65 mph for the most part, with some extended times at 55 - 58 when behind trucks or RVs. There are some significant elevation changes on the way, and at about 90 miles from Mt. Shasta we showed 93 miles of range remaining. When we got to the intersection of 44 and 89 we needed to decide whether to try for Mt.Shasta or head to Redding, about 20 miles closer, but adding about 40 miles to our trip. We had 80 miles to Mt.Shasta at that point and now showed 103 miles range, so headed for Shasta.

The biggest thing to me was the contrast in DCFC and Tesla supercharger availability. No contest. At Mt. Shasta there were 16 supercharger stations in the same parking lot as the one Chargepoint DCFC. And the Best Western across the street had around 8 more! All DCFC on this trip were Chargepoint. My card worked fine, no glitches. Our preparation for the trip was just using Plugshare to locate charging stations on the route, and printing out maps with elevation profiles (bicycle option in Google Maps). I carry an L2 EVSE in the car with 30A and 50A plugs so I can charge at RF parks too. There were a few of those on the route. I have to say that I don't agree with EA's advertisements that EVs are normal now. DCFCs are not nearly as ubiquitous as gas stations, though Tesla is way better in this regard and getting close to "normal". If one supercharger station isn't working it's no big deal, there are many more. But if one DCFC isn't working many times you're stuck because it is the only one. Then you have to use L2 and sit for hours, or worse yet, hope to find a 30 or 50A outlet nearby where you can plug in your portable EVSE. That is only "normal" for EV drivers. EA has made a huge difference though, at least in my neck of the woods. But there are still many places you can't go in an EV in NV.

Very happy with the Bolt. Our two bicycles fit in the back with the rear seats down (one laid on top of the other, front wheels removed), and our panniers fit on the floor behind the front seats. Room to spare! Oh, and we have a full size spare tire in the rear with false floor over it.
 

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Sounds like a good trip. Yeah, Teslas still have it a lot easier when traveling. In Oregon, most areas are not covered by CCS L3 chargers, only modest coverage of I5, I84 and the Portland area. CHAdeMo is a bit better. But, the entire Oregon coast, Central Oregon and Eastern Oregon are strictly L2 charging. Recently, I had to sit in Bend for 5 hours on an L2 charger. It was enough to make me ponder my choices. There are plenty of areas where traveling in a Bolt is still a challenge -- doable, but planning for extended charging stops is necessary. EV drivers in most of California, I think, don't realize how good their charging network is. Maybe in 5 years charging will be better, but it could take 10. I travel with my L2 portable EVSE, 4 adapters (includes a TeslaTap) and a 40 ft J1772 extension cable. In Oregon, new charging stations appear at a snails pace.
 

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Sounds like a good trip. Yeah, Teslas still have it a lot easier when traveling. In Oregon, most areas are not covered by CCS L3 chargers, only modest coverage of I5, I84 and the Portland area. CHAdeMo is a bit better. But, the entire Oregon coast, Central Oregon and Eastern Oregon are strictly L2 charging. Recently, I had to sit in Bend for 5 hours on an L2 charger. It was enough to make me ponder my choices. There are plenty of areas where traveling in a Bolt is still a challenge -- doable, but planning for extended charging stops is necessary. EV drivers in most of California, I think, don't realize how good their charging network is. Maybe in 5 years charging will be better, but it could take 10. I travel with my L2 portable EVSE, 4 adapters (includes a TeslaTap) and a 40 ft J1772 extension cable. In Oregon, new charging stations appear at a snails pace.
Yes, I expect OR is much like NV with regard to L3 availability. EA has built L3 along the I-80 corridor in NV, and EVGO has focused mainly on cities, but nothing around if you stray from those areas. Only way to drive into the hinterlands is to spend a night (or 2) at an RV park charging.

I did a bike trip in eastern OR a number of years ago. Started in Prineville and headed east, circled back through John Day. We camped in a park in a small town one night. A circuit preacher showed up the next morning and held services there in the park. Around 40 people showed up. Very friendly folks, offered us some ice cream. He and his wife slept in the "apartment" in the front of his about 30 ft long horse trailer during their rounds. I don't imagine those folks out there have much interest in EVs or EV charging.
 
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