Tag Archives: Road trip

Camping trips in our 2012 Rav4 EV

May 2020. California.

Our Rav4 EV is 7 years old now, has 88,000 miles / 140,000 km on the odometer, and continues to serve us well. Nowadays we use it most for commuting back and forth to work (35 miles / 55 km per day), for shopping, and running errands. But we’ve also gone on lots of family trips in our EV over the years.

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Electric Road Trip: Touring the American Southwest in a Tesla Model 3

October 2019. American Southwest.
 

This October I went to Albuquerque for 5 days of work. The trip would be about 1200 miles as the crow flies, but rather than fly I drove there in our Model 3. Driving electric reduced my emissions by over 70% compared to driving a 25 MPG car, and 40% compared to driving a 50 MPG Prius.

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Tesla Model 3 Road Trip to San Diego

November 2018. California.

Most of our mileage comes from the daily work commute, but we’ve also taken a few trips in our region: to San Francisco for work and family trips, to Montgomery Woods State Reserve to see Redwood trees, to Lassen Volcanic National Park for camping, and to the Mammoth Lakes area to take in the scenery. Continue reading