road trips

 
Note to (a few) electric-car advocates: get off your high horses

Note to (a few) electric-car advocates: get off your high horses

Any movement produces passionate advocates and angry detractors, even as the vast mass of people pay it little or no attention. When that movement involves most people's second most-expensive purchase, and plays a role in reducing manmade carbon emissions to alleviate the worst effects of climate... read more

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Lightning LS218 electric motorcycle

San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
Owner Dawn Hall before 800-mile road trip in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

Chevy Bolt EV: 800-mile trip in 238-mile electric car shows challenges remain

With about twice the range of any non-Tesla electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated a great deal of excitement and won numerous awards over the last year. In... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Blue Ridge Parkways, Four Corners of US road trip [photo: Ben Rich]

Touring the four corners of the US by electric motorcycle: trip report, lessons learned

Riding long distances on an electric motorcycle has gotten significantly easier over the past three years. Each summer over that time, I've traveled 4,500 miles or more on a... read more October 7, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf on scenic drives in Europe

Nissan Leaf electric car on scenic coastal, rural drives in Europe: video

Summer may be coming to an end, but it might still be possible to squeeze in a road trip. At least, that's the message Nissan seems to be sending its European customers. The... read more September 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S on Australia's Northwest Coastal Highway  [photo: Robert & Robin]

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip, sans Superchargers

When modern electric cars first appeared in large numbers about five years ago, long road trips were often an adventure. The relatively sparse network of public charging... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco road trip, May 2016 - Maryland's welcome center wins "Most Scenic' award

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco gas mileage road-trip report

Road trips are an integral part of the American myth, with writers from de Toqueville to Jack Kerouac setting out to experience the variety and beauty of the huge country... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
Map of electric motorcycle rider Ben Rich's Summer 2016 'four corners of the U.S.' road trip

To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

Autopilot drives Tesla Model S Electric Car Coast-To-Coast (More Or Less)

The Tesla Autopilot autonomous-driving system was only released last week, contained in one of the company's periodic software updates. Tesla itself doesn't consider the... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Driver To Plant Trees In 48 States On Cross-Country Trip

Despite its name, National Drive Electric Week is actually an international awareness event for plug-in electric cars. And in concert with this year's event, one driver is... read more August 26, 2015 by


 
Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: scenese from the road  [photo: Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Tour: Three Countries, 6,800 Miles, 22 Days

Traveling by electric vehicles has come a long way in the past three years. Every summer since 2013, I have taken a long-distance road trip on an electric motorcycle, each... read more July 22, 2015 by


 
Neste renewable-diesel Superlite Coupe

UPDATE: Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel Takes Car Cross-Country at 67 MPG

You never know what you'll encounter on the highway. Green Car Reports contributor and electric-motorcycle roadtripper Ben Rich encountered an unusual vehicle on U.S. Route... read more June 30, 2015 by


 
Crossing the state line into Maryland on a recent electric-motorcycle road trip  [photo: Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: My Summer Road Trip

Summertime is upon us: barbecues, beaches ... and electric-vehicle road trips! As electric cars and motorcycles gain popularity, more and more people can venture farther... read more June 12, 2015 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

Tesla Supercharger Network Growth Surges Over Last 14 Months

One of the main advantages of the Tesla Model S is its relative freedom from “range anxiety,” at least in the 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack of the higher-end... read more March 9, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 8-10

After seven days of traveling cross-country in my Tesla Model S electric car--including routes without Supercharger DC fast-charging sites--I had made it as far as Texas. The... read more March 6, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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