Yes, We Drove a Tesla, but What About Charging Other Cars?

Yes, it’s true we drove a Tesla. And yes, Tesla has distinct advantages like an extended range and free charging at Tesla Superchargers. But that doesn’t mean charging on the road for other electric vehicles isn’t possible.

Before we tell you a little about charging on the road though, it’s important to remember that if you own an electric vehicle it is likely the vast majority of charging will take place at your home. It’s a new mindset that you have to wrap your head around. Most often you’ll pull into your garage at the end of the day, plug in and go on with your usual activities at home.

So let’s take a closer look at home charging first.

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EV Basics

We’ve covered a lot of ground when it comes to electric vehicles on this trip but maybe you’re still wondering about some of the basics, like what’s the difference between a hybrid and an all electric vehicle, or how do EVs differ from gasoline cars. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered.

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Stories from the Road: Driving Cross Country in Your EV

As you probably know by now, we are on the road in our first ever electric vehicle driving experience. Our round-trip road trip to Salt Lake City is over 2,00 miles.

In order to prepare for our trip, we met with local connections who drive an electric vehicle. Mark and Kathleen Bernick are member-owners of Stearns Electric Association who own their Tesla Model X. In addition to providing us with the top things to know about driving EVs, they shared a story with us about their first time driving cross-country in the Tesla Model X.

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Supercharger Story: Lusk, Wyoming

On our road trip, one of our stops was the small town of Lusk, Wyoming. Population 1,557. Although nearly every single charging location we have traveled to so far has provided its own charm, the community of Lusk was one to highlight.

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What Does an Electric Vehicle Really Cost?

We have been asked many times about the cost of electric vehicles. Here is a few of the frequently asked questions broken down for you:

How much does an electric vehicle cost?
A wide range of electric vehicles are available for every conceivable free market segment. As a result, the purchase price of a new electric vehicle varies widely based upon the vehicle make, model, type, package and accessories. Check out this electric vehicle comparison chart to review a few options or explore automakers’ website for specific vehicle costs.

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