road trips

 
Driving a converted electric car from Holland to Australia, relying on gifts

Driving a converted electric car from Holland to Australia, relying on gifts

What do you do when the year you planned for your round-the-world trip in an electric car turns into two—and you still haven't reached your destination? If you're taking such an ambitious trip, it helps to have a name as whimsical as Wiebe Wakker. He's the Dutchman undertaking this adventure... read more

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2017 Tesla Model S 100D on cross-country trip from New York to California  [photo: David Noland]

Life with Tesla Model S: coast to coast in a new 100D (and how it differed from my old 85)

One of the reasons I traded in my 2013 Tesla Model S 85 last summer for a new Model S 100D was to get extra range. The newer car’s 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives it an... read more February 13, 2018 by


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

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... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, June 2017 road trip from VA to KY and back  [Jay Lucas]

Electric-car road trip: lessons learned in Chevy Bolt EV over 1,300 miles

Launched in December, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to go on sale with a rated range of more than 200 miles: 238 miles combined, according... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car on Coquilhalla Highway, BC, Canada, May 2017 [Boyd/Hetherington]

Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car across Canada, all the way

To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Barb Hetherington and Buddy Boyd embarked on their maiden voyage to prove electric car travel is feasible in a very large country with... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Driving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV from Virginia to Missouri, June 2017  [photo: Bill Massmann]

Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car halfway across the U.S.: what it takes

How badly do you want a new, affordable, long-range electric car? Badly enough to drive it more than 800 miles without a unified fast-charging infrastructure? That's exactly... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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