Flying is a fast method to get to your location, but do not underestimate the advantages of driving! Preparing for a road trip feels like an adventure (especially with the perfect soundtrack and the correct snacks). You get to see so many more sites than you would if you flew. The most EV friendly road trips around the world will serve as a guide for people planning a road trip using their electric vehicle.
There are numerous advantages to owning an EV and vacationing with one. Also, there are other factors to consider, such as the likelihood of finding available charging stations along your route.
Compare the Market conducted research and crunched the data to determine which of the world’s most popular road trips are best for an EV road trip and to help drivers avoid range anxiety!
Based on the availability of electric chargers, Comparethemarket.com.au has examined popular1 road trips throughout the world to reveal the most EV-friendly routes. The most popular EV-friendly road trip on the list is the Amalfi Coast. Big Sur and Romania’s Transfagarasan route follow as second and third respectively. Argentina’s Ruta 40 will be difficult to complete in an electric vehicle.
With the growing popularity of electric vehicles, charging networks throughout the world are rapidly increasing. This allows EV drivers to visit some of the world’s most popular places without the fear of where to charge.
Compare the Market analysed Instagram images to find out which of the most popular1 road trips are the most EV-friendly. This was determined using the average number of charges required to complete each trip and the availability of electric vehicle chargers2. 3
The top 12 EV-friendly road journeys throughout the world, according to the findings:
*Based on the average range of the Tesla Model 3, the year’s most popular2 electric vehicle (374 miles)
The Amalfi Coast road trip in South Italy comes in first place as the most EV-friendly route. It is no wonder that the #amalficoast hashtag has gathered over three million Instagram posts. Thanks to its turquoise waters and magnificent steep hill cliffs with charming pastel cottages. The beautiful route, which connects the peninsula’s seaside cities and glitzy beaches, is the most EV-friendly. It has about 100 charging stations along the way. The route will require less than one charge to complete.
Second place goes to Big Sur, a popular stretch of coastal California route. Big Sur is an iconic part of the Californian coast. It is loaded with breathtaking ocean views, rugged cliffs, peaceful beaches, climbs, and marine life. It has approximately 1.5 million Instagram images to show for it. Big Sur is an excellent choice for EV drivers who wish to tour California in their car. It has 78 chargers along the 87-mile route.
The 147-mile coastal path of Australia’s Great Ocean Road, which is noted for its towering cliffs, windswept beaches, lush rainforests, and panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean, is in fourth place. Due to the abundance of EV chargers along the route, the Great Ocean Road is an excellent choice for an EV road trip. It can be finished in less than one full charge.
Lesser-known European routes, such as Romania’s Transfagarasan route, which comes in third, and England’s Atlantic Highway, which rounds out the top five, are excellent choices for anyone searching for a sustainable mode of transportation. Travelers may appreciate each country’s unique beauty while avoiding range anxiety by using less than one full charge to complete both excursions.
The least EV-friendly road trip on the list is Argentina’s Ruta 40, which requires over ten charging stations to finish. Ruta 40, with a length of 3,052 miles, is the longest road journey on the list. Route 66, which runs through eight states, is the other US road trip on the list. Travelers would need to charge their EV nearly six times to complete this trip. It has 89 chargers spread out over more than two thousand miles.
Stephen Zeller, General Manager of General Insurance at Compare the Market, in response to the findings says, “since the 1960s, road trips have been a popular way of traveling and exploring near and far in an affordable way. As borders begin to reopen, taking a road trip in the comfort of our car may be preferable to traveling internationally by public transport.
“Travelling long distance with an electric vehicle can be deemed challenging due to the availability of charging stations and may result in range anxiety. Thanks to improved EV batteries and planning, you can now go further than ever before. Not only that, but it’s better for your wallet and more environmentally friendly. If you’re thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle it’s also important to consider the costs of charging it when weighing up your options as this can vary depending on the energy tariff in your location.”
Source: Compare the market