Three years ago, I successfully completed a 2,400-mile round trip in my leased 2017 Chevy Bolt from Denver (really Littleton), Colo. to Santa Barbara (really Goleta), Calif. with my two daughters. We visited my sister and her family in Goleta and had a great time.
Barring the unforeseen, my two daughters and I will complete our 2,400-mile round trip road trip in our all-electric Chevy Bolt tomorrow evening in Littleton, Colo.I would definitely do this round trip again in my Bolt -- which is a joy to drive. But more DC fast charging stations along the route THAT ACTUALLY WORK are needed.
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.