Top American Adventures: Electric Vehicle Must-Drives

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Exploring the vast landscapes of the United States in an electric vehicle (EV) has become more feasible than ever thanks to expanded charging infrastructure and increasing vehicle range. Here are some of the best U.S. road trips specifically suited for EV owners, offering scenic beauty, abundant charging options, and a variety of terrains.

#1. Pacific Coast Highway, California

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Travel along the stunning coastline of California on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. Stretching from San Francisco to San Diego, this route offers numerous EV charging stations, breathtaking ocean views, and stops in vibrant cities like Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

#2. Route 66

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Embark on a nostalgic journey along historic Route 66, which stretches from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. Modern updates have made this route more EV-friendly, with charging stations dotted along the way allowing you to enjoy attractions like the Cadillac Ranch in Texas and the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

#3. Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia to North Carolina

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Drive through the Appalachian Highlands where charging stations are strategically placed in towns along the parkway. This route offers stunning mountain views, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. The slow-paced drive with plenty of stops for hiking makes it ideal for conserving battery.

#4. Florida Keys Overseas Highway

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Experience tropical Florida on the Overseas Highway from Miami to Key West. This chain of islands connected by bridges offers plenty of fast chargers, stunning ocean views on both sides, and a laid-back atmosphere with lots of seafood spots and beach activities.

#5. The Loneliest Road, Nevada

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Test your EV’s range on Highway 50 in Nevada, famously dubbed “The Loneliest Road in America.” The route is equipped with enough charging points to make travel worry-free while allowing you to enjoy the expansive desert landscapes, historic mining towns, and the mountainous terrain of the Great Basin.

#6. Going-to-the-Sun Road, Montana

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Traverse Glacier National Park on this spectacular mountain route. While EV charging options are more sparse, planning ahead allows you to enjoy incredible views of glaciers, lush valleys, and pristine lakes without range anxiety.

#7. The Oregon Trail, Missouri to Oregon

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Follow the path of pioneers on a modern journey along the Oregon Trail, which has been updated for EV travel. Start in Independence, Missouri, and follow the route to Oregon City, Oregon. Along the way, stop in major cities like Kansas City, Denver, and Boise, which offer ample EV charging facilities.

#8. Michigan’s Lake Shore Drive

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Explore Michigan’s coastline along Lake Michigan on Lake Shore Drive. From New Buffalo to Mackinaw City, enjoy quaint beach towns, dunes, and lighthouses, with reliable EV charging stations available along the way.

#9. The Great River Road, Minnesota to Louisiana

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Travel the length of the Mississippi River, from the forests of northern Minnesota to the deltas of Louisiana. This route is rich in American culture and history, with EV charging stations becoming increasingly common in the towns along this river route.

#10. The Appalachian Trail, Georgia to Maine

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For those looking to parallel the famous hiking trail, roads follow much of the Appalachian Trail offering a blend of mountains, forests, and charming small towns. With EV infrastructure improvements in the Eastern U.S., it’s easier to find charging stations, especially near major entry and exit points of the trail.

Adventures Await

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Each of these road trips offers something unique for the electric vehicle owner, from coastlines and mountains to historical routes and lush forests. With the growth in EV infrastructure, the freedom to explore the diverse landscapes of the U.S. in an environmentally friendly way is at your fingertips. Prepare your maps, plan your charging stops, and hit the road for an unforgettable electric adventure.

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