I just bought a 2020 Bolt EV Premier, and took a long road trip on Labor Day weekend, starting from home in Omaha Nebraska, through TN NC VA OH and points between. Mostly I always wanted to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, which I did - and the weather was perfect.
The road leading to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Pigeon Forge-ish was bumper to bumper 5 mph or less the whole way, but that's understandable. Being in an EV going uphill at a few miles an hour or less is a joy compared to being stuck in a hot ICE car, that's for sure. Everything about an EV vs my previous car (12 year old Lexus ES350) is perfect (for me).
At home I charge with a CP Flex Home, since my utility offered $2500 rebates for EV and charger purchase and installation. They want the charging data so I'm happy to provide that to them for $2500 (charger was $700, 14-50 installed in garage was about $500 before minor drywall repairs.)
Road Trip Summary:
$128 total charge cost
627 total kWh charged
5.3c / mile average
EA: 10 charges
ChargePoint: 2 charges (note I did not make this a link, it's a forum thing apparently)
EVgo: 3 charges
Greenlots: 5 charges
Misc L2 free: 3 charges
Not sure if my "new" status on the forum will permit me to post a link, but if this works, here's a shared Google Sheets doc with details of all my charging if anyone is interested.
I'll post a few pics later tonight further down the thread, but you all know what the Bolt looks like so they're mostly boring shots at chargers. I only encountered a grand total of 2 other EVs charging the same time as me the entire trip: 1 Harley LiveWire, and 1 Porsche Taycan.
All the charges were pretty much uneventful, once I learned how to properly work EA chargers: plug in first, wait for CC screen to show on charger (about 20 seconds, after "initializing" box shows), THEN swipe in the app (I got the $4 membership). Any swiping too early caused a fail and I'd have to move or wait and try again. EA support was NOT helpful in this regard: every one of their reps told me to swipe in the app "within a few seconds" after plugging in. That doesn't work. You have to wait. But you all know this by now
End result: I love the Bolt. It's a great road trip car as most any EV would be. Great in the city, great on the interstate, fantastic in the mountains with all the regen and no brakes. Seats? Yeah, they're a challenge. But I would do that length of trip again anytime.
I obsessively planned stops before departure using all the usual apps (all the charging network apps, ABRP, Plugshare, the usual), but ultimately just "winged it" once out there, usually just looking for only my "next" charge and one alternate/backiup in the direction I was heading, depending on GOM range. It all worked out, but I had the original detailed plan if I needed it. I spent a few days putting every (yes, a lot) L3 charger that I would expect to use on my expected route as map pins in Google Maps. That made it easier to find potential stops when planning the next city.
Any questions? Fire away.