How to Plan an EV Road Trip

Plan an EV road trip
The Future Of Adventure
Have you dreamed of exploring the beautiful American countryside while releasing zero carbon emissions? Western Slope Ford is here to help make that happen. As an EV-Certified Ford dealer, we prioritize filling our new inventory with all-electric vehicles of your choosing, like the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the Ford E-Transit van. Find the right Ford for your needs and budget at our family-owned and operated Ford dealership, and follow along to learn how to plan an EV road trip. If you're ready to see the sights that you've always wanted, what's stopping you? Take action and visit your friends at Western Slope Ford to take a test drive of an electric Ford model for sale in Grand Junction, CO.
How to Plan an EV Road Trip
Spur-of-the-moment adventures are a favorite pastime of many; however, when getting behind the wheel of an all-electric Ford model, it is crucial to plan ahead of time. As we explore how to plan an EV road trip, keep in mind your vehicle's range and charging time will influence how far you can go and when you stop at an EV charging station during your road trip.
Maximize Your Driving Range
Specific all-electric Ford models, like the Ford F-150 Lightning, can travel an estimated 320 miles on a full charge under the extended battery configuration before stopping to recharge. It is essential to understand how to best utilize your vehicle's range to make it as far as possible during a road trip. Prolong your battery life during your EV road trip by reducing battery use and turning off AC, heat, accelerating responsibly, and utilizing regenerative braking.
Charge Your Ford During Meal Breaks
When you stop for a break to grab some food, allow your Ford to recharge too! Plan your stopping points around EV charging stations to refresh your battery without issue. While you wait, plan your next destination on your EV road trip!
Map Out Your Mileage With Your Smartphone
Understanding how to plan an EV road trip is much easier when you rely on the technology at your disposal, like your smartphone. Utilize your smartphone to check out mileage tracking apps for electric vehicles, like Charge Map, the Roadtrippers app, and Plugshare. Once you have charted your mileage, you will have a better idea of when and where you may need to stop.
Have a Backup Plan
No matter how far you plan, sometimes life happens, and plans change. When this happens, have a backup plan in place so you can reach your destination without issue. Check out alternative routes or consider booking a hotel for a night if you cannot reach your goal before your vehicle's battery runs out.
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Are you ready to learn how to plan an EV road trip? Visit Western Slope Ford to purchase an all-electric Ford model for sale in Grand Junction, CO.

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