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Just curious if anyone has driven I-40 from Nashville to Albuquerque in a Bolt. Any problems with finding places to charge?
 

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~1200 miles with one CCS station near Oklahoma City?
No problem!
One stretch of 700 miles followed by a 500 mile segment.

Seriously, you'd be relying on L2 240V charging. That's well over two hours of charge time for every hour of driving. You'd be stopping for 9+ hours every 200 miles or so. Even then there would stretches where you'd need to bring your own EVSE and find an RV park to plug in.
 

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+1 ^^^
I would never attempt such a drive through the black hole of the CCS grid. It will literally take almost a week, having to charge overnight every 250 miles. Even on CCS the stops would add significantly to a trip. Personally I would get a rental for that kind of trip.
 

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that's a hella of a trip for any EV - evtripplanner shows several stops at Tesla Superchargers with a Tesla P85D - https://www.evtripplanner.com/planner/2-8/?id=6uidyt1c

1431.5 miles
21:37 hours driving
5:26 charging at Tesla Superchargers (160,000 watts)
450.1 kWh used
314 wH/mile
4681 foot elevation gain

given the lack of DC Fast charging infrastructure I don't think the Bolt could do it.
 

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