Road Trip?
Here's what you need to know!

Wondering if you can take your Envoy Electric Vehicle on a Road Trip? Absolutely, but there are a few things you'll want to know first! Since all electric vehicles have different ranges and charging options, we've broken it down by car below. Whichever type of car your property has, here's what you need to know for your long distance trip. 

Tesla - All Models

Model 3, Model S, Model X - Due to their large battery and the Tesla Super-Charging network, all Tesla models make a great road trip vehicle! 

Range: 200-350 miles on a full charge (depending on Model)

Charging Options: Level 2 Charging and Tesla Super-Charging

What You Need To Know: The Tesla Super-Charging network is visible from the navigation screen inside the vehicle. Just look for the "lightning bolt" icon on the map (and tap it for more information). In addition, Teslas have the ability to charge from traditional level-2 charging stations (EVGO, ChargePoint, etc.) however, an adapter is required. Make sure you acquire this adapter from your property if you plan on charging at one of these locations. Check out basic vehicle instruction videos here.

Best Practices: When traveling long distances, it's always best to plan your "charging pit-stops" in advance. With Teslas, it's easy...use the navigation screen in the vehicle to plan out your trip. It will provide recommended charging locations along your route according to your current state of charge. Tesla also has online trip planner that can be found here.

Nissan LEAF

With its long-range battery and DC fast charging capability, the Nissan Leaf is a great "around-town" car that can also make a good choice for road trips (with a couple caveats).

Range: 150-200 miles on a full charge

Charging Options: Level 2 Charging and DC Fast Charging

What You Need To Know: DC fast charging is a charging option offered at many public charging stations (EVGO, ChargePoint, etc.). While this option will charge a LEAF faster than level-2 chargers, it also HEATS up the battery. LEAFS, just like traditional cars, can overheat. While this is uncommon, DC Fast Charging multiple times, combined with long-distance driving in extreme temperatures can cause a LEAF to overheat. While this may sound scary - if you park the car in a shady area and allow it to cool down, the vehicle will return to normal shortly. Check the owner manual for more details. Check out basic vehicle instruction videos here.

Best Practices: Charge the LEAF with traditional Level-2 chargers (as opposed to DC fast charging). This allows the vehicle to charge at a moderate pace and avoids overheating situations. Drive conscientiously and obey all traffic and safety laws. The instant torque and quick acceleration is tempting but jamming on the accelerator uses up the battery quicker and reduces your range. If driven properly, LEAFS are a great car that can get you almost anywhere!

Volkswagen EGOLF

Due to its moderate battery capacity, the eGolf is best used for short to moderate distances and is not recommended for a long road trip. 

Range: 60-85 miles on a full charge

Charging Options: Level 2 Charging and DC Fast Charging

What You Need To Know: DC fast charging is a charging option offered at many public charging stations (EVGO, ChargePoint, etc.). While this option will charge an EGOLF faster than level-2 chargers, it also HEATS up the battery. EGOLFS, just like traditional cars, can overheat - while this is uncommon: DC Fast Charging multiple times, combined with long-distance driving in extreme temperatures can cause an EGOLF to overheat. While this may sound scary - if you park the car in a shady area and allow it to cool down, the vehicle will return to normal shortly. Check out basic vehicle instruction videos here.

Best Practices: Charge the EGOLF with traditional Level-2 chargers (as opposed to DC fast charging). This allows the vehicle to charge at a moderate pace and avoids overheating situations. Drive conscientiously and obey all traffic and safety laws. The instant torque and quick acceleration is tempting but jamming on the accelerator uses up the battery quicker and reduces your range. If driven properly, EGOLFS are a great car that can get you short to moderate distances. 

Fiat 500e

Due to its moderate battery capacity, the FIAT is best used for short distances around town and is not recommended for road trips. 

Range: 80-90 miles on a full charge

Charging Options: Level 2 Charging

What You Need To Know: The FIAT is a fun and convenient car that can be used for almost all of your "around town" needs. While this car is a great option for your every day needs, it's not recommended for road trips. Check out basic vehicle instruction videos here.

Best Practices: Drive conscientiously and obey all traffic and safety laws. "Flooring" a vehicle repeatedly will decrease range. If driven properly, FIATS are a great car that can get you short to moderate distances. 

 
 
 
 

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