Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future, but Tesla is already living in it. The automaker is not just producing electric cars; they are creating experiences, road trip-worthy chariots, if you will. With innovation at its core, Tesla has propelled the EV market to new heights, making them the natural choice for any eco-friendly and tech-savvy traveler.
The first point on any Tesla road trip planner has to be charging. While Tesla’s range is remarkable, it’s crucial to plan your Supercharger stops. These charging stations, built specifically for Tesla vehicles, can charge your car up to 80% in around 30 minutes. Mapping out these stops in advance can alleviate any “range anxiety” you might experience.
Fully Charged Battery: Make sure your Tesla has a full charge before starting your trip. Plan your charging stops along the route using the Tesla Supercharger network or other charging stations. Charging your car adequately is crucial to prevent range anxiety.
Navigation and Route Planning: Use the Tesla navigation system or a compatible navigation app (such as Google Maps) to plan your route. Tesla’s navigation can also help you find Supercharger stations along the way, taking the guesswork out of charging stops.
Charging Adapters: Depending on the region and type of charging stations you’ll encounter, carry the necessary charging adapters. Tesla provides adapters for various plug types, but it’s a good idea to check and carry the ones you might need for your specific trip.
Snacks and Refreshments: Bring snacks, drinks, and a cooler if necessary. Having refreshments on hand can help keep you energized and hydrated during the journey.
Comfortable Clothing: Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Bring extra layers for cold weather or sun protection for hot weather. Comfortable clothing and shoes are essential for long drives.
Entertainment: Load up on entertainment options, such as music playlists, audiobooks, podcasts, and movies if your Tesla is equipped with a screen for media consumption.
Mobile Device and Cables: Ensure your mobile device is charged and bring charging cables. You may need your smartphone for navigation, communication, and accessing Tesla’s mobile app.
First Aid Kit and Emergency Tools: Carry a basic first aid kit, flashlight, multi-tool, and emergency supplies in case of unexpected situations on the road.
Vehicle Documents: Always have your driver’s license, registration, insurance, and any necessary permits with you, as well as any documents specific to your Tesla, like the owner’s manual.
Cleanliness Supplies: Keep cleaning supplies like paper towels, disinfectant wipes, and trash bags on hand to maintain a clean and sanitary environment in the car.
Sunshades and Window Tint: These can help manage glare and heat from the sun, making the interior more comfortable, especially during long trips in sunny weather.
Travel Pillow and Blanket: These can make long drives more comfortable, especially if you plan on taking breaks and resting in the car.
Cash and Cards: Carry some cash and credit/debit cards for expenses like tolls, parking fees, or purchases at places that may not accept digital payments.
Travel Apps: Download useful travel apps like weather apps, hotel booking apps, and restaurant finders to assist with planning and finding amenities along the way.
Emergency Contacts: Ensure you have a list of emergency contacts, including Tesla Roadside Assistance, in case you encounter any vehicle-related issues.
Frequent Breaks: Plan regular breaks to rest, stretch, and take in the scenery. Driving long distances can be tiring, so staying well-rested is essential for safety.