https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/very-difficult-electric-vehicle-15-hours-178-miles

A Colorado electric vehicle owner called a road trip across the state of Wyoming “very difficult” after it took 15 hours to drive 178 miles.

Alan O’Hashi used to live in Wyoming and explained that a trip back to the Cowboy State in his electric Nissan Leaf required lots of patience.

“It was very difficult, O’Hashi told the Cowboy State Daily. “For example, [it took] 15 hours to get from Cheyenne to Casper.”

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The distance between Cheyenne and Casper is 178 miles, which with the speed limit taken into account should take less than 2 1/2 hours.

“What I’ve learned from driving this thing is patience,” O’Hashi said.

Since that first attempt, O’Hashi has made the trip again but was only able to cut the total travel time down to 11 hours. While waiting to charge, he noted that he often spends extra money shopping or eating, in addition to the charging cost.

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O’Hashi added that the unpredictability of a battery’s range causes anxiety because electric vehicle owners must factor in extra distances to charging stations, along with hilly terrain and winds that negatively impact battery range.

His experiences inspired him to write a book, On the Trail: Electric Vehicle Advice and Anxiety.

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