My wife and I took our first long range trip in our Chevy Bolt! It was pretty much smooth sailing the entire way. EV Map by WadeTyhon posted Oct 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM The Longest days of the trip were from McKinney to our hotel in Austin (250 miles total) and from Austin to San Antonio to Dallas (380 miles over the course of the day). While driving on I35 we stayed at whatever the speed limit was. The majority of highway driving was between 65 and 75 miles per hour. The weather was perfect. About 40 miles from our apartment, we stopped in Desoto at a Cracker Barrell where we grabbed breakfast and topped off our Bolt. We charged again in Round Rock - about 30 miles from Austin. This second charge turned out to be unnecessary we arrived with about 80 miles of range left. But we were hungry and needed to stretch our legs. DCFC charging by WadeTyhon posted Oct 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM Our charge rates were quite good the entire trip. While the dash numbers are not perfectly accurate, and the mile numbers are dependent on your own efficiency, here is what we observed: ~47 kW charging up until about 140 miles. ~40 kW until about 190 miles ~30 kW until 220 miles. On the road we never charged past 220 miles. Ain't nobody got time fo' that! Downtown Austin by WadeTyhon posted Oct 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM Our Austin hotel had 2 L2 6.6 kW chargepoint plugs. After getting a 100% charge after driving an average of 70 mph the entire way, the estimator said we had 235 miles of range. This sounds about right since at home I usually start the day with 280 estimated miles. So the high speeds certainly hurt. Our final day of the trip was a long one! We got up early and left for San Antonio at about 8 am. We stopped to charge at San Marcos for only about 20 minutes since we were already at a high state of charge. This was a nice station since it was located behind an outlet mall and was on the far side of the lot. Chances of being ICED was 0! DCFC near San Marcos by WadeTyhon posted Oct 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM We stayed in San Antonio until around 3:00. It was a gorgeous day to spend time walking around the beautiful downtown and river walk. Lots of great shops and restaurants. Riverwalk by WadeTyhon posted Oct 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM After that we headed home. We spent another 15 minutes at San Marcos for a bathroom break and a charge. Then drove through Austin (during rush hour... not fun...) up to Round Rock where we charged for about 45 minutes. While there, we chatted with a Leaf owner who is considering a Bolt as well. We arrived back at the Desoto EVGO with about 60 miles of range left. We considered driving straight home but we were starving so we grabbed some Panda Express and made another ~15 min charge until we hit 100 miles of range. Since the rest of the drive was mostly in high traffic or at city speeds, we arrived back home a little after 9 with 90 miles of range still estimated. So from San Antonio to north Dallas, we drove 315 miles in ~ 6 hours. If we hadn't been driving through Austin during rush hour we could have shaved off another 30-45 minutes at least. We also could have skipped the 2 15-minute charging sessions and been fine. This is a trip we have taken more than once in our Volt. The Bolt took about 45 minutes longer than it would have in the Volt in the same driving conditions. If this was in the dead of winter, then it would have likely added another 30 minutes for additional charging. There are still places that are out of the way for us. Driving to Houston or Colorado would require some L2 charging or stopping at RV parks. Other trips such as Oklahoma City or Shreveport will be no problem for our Bolt. But overall it is proof to me that the Bolt (and EVs in general) are excellent road trip cars when the range is long enough and DCFC infrastructure is readily available. Our next trip will be to Oklahoma in the spring for a long weekend of camping... we are excited to get our Bolt back out on the road!