I recently completed a 1,200-mile road trip from Denver to Santa Barbara in my all-electric 2017 Chevy Bolt with my two teen-age daughters. In a few days, we'll turn around and do the reverse trip from Santa Barbara to Denver :-).
So, I will be driving from Denver to Santa Barbara with my two teen-age daughters in my all-electric 2017 Chevy Bolt starting tomorrow, Tues., July 24, with a planned arrival date in Santa Barbara of Thurs., July 26.I planned the trip out using an app called PlugShare -- plugshare.com. Three days, and two nights. Normally, the 1,200- mile trip would be done in two days, but with an electric car that is not a Tesla, one must count on taking extra time for road trips, at least out here in the wide open spaces of the American West.
I've written before about how an 84-mile EV -- a 2014 Nissan LEAF for which I started a three-year lease and then saw my now ex-wife move out six months into the lease -- severely limited me and my driving possibilities here in the Denver area (although it was good enough for virtually all of my Boulder-Denver-Aurora driving).
I've been driving my 2017 Chevy Bolt LT for about 5 months all over the Denver/Boulder, Colo. area. I have seen perhaps 6 to 8 other Bolts across that time. Not very many.