I took a Kia electric car on a 2,000-mile road trip and here's what I learned | T3

The all-American road trip is the last bastion of the internal combustion engine. While electric vehicles are seen as a valid solution for inner-city driving, taking one across the country is not something many would try, for two main reasons.

First, there’s the range. Most electric vehicles give a range of figures of anywhere from 200 to 300 miles, and while that’s enough to get you between most cities in the UK, it won’t even get you out of most states in America. Then there’s the charging. Are there enough stations to keep you charged up on those longer journeys, or do you run out of options once you leave the safety of the city?

With faith in both the electric vehicle and the ever-improving charging network, I took the challenge to try it for myself. In true Griswold’s style, I planned my own National Lampoon Vacation, traveling the 2,000-mile journey from Chicago to Boston and New York – and back.

Kia Niro EV

The interior of the Kia Niro EV features a 10.2-inch center screen for infotainment, including Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

(Image credit: Future)

Kia Niro EV


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