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DETROITER

DETROIT TO TRAVERSE CITY

IN AN EV

With plans to increase the number of electric vehicles on Michigan’s roadways in the next five years, the Detroiter explored a hypothetical trip from Detroit to Traverse City in a Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf and Tesla 3 with the current infrastructure in place to support compatible charging. Overall, the results were mixed based on the vehicle model and number of charging stations.

NISSAN LEAF BEST ROUTE: 7 HOURS, 36 MINUTES 295 MILES DEPARTURE FROM DETROIT • 90 % CHARGE DESTINATION

ARRIVAL CHARGE DEPART DRIVE CHARGE DURATION CHARGE DISTANCE

HOWELL

58%

12 MIN.

77%

50 MILES

GRAND RAPIDS

10%

48 MIN.

89%

108 MILES

TRAVERSE CITY

10%

135 MILES

TRAVERSE CITY CHEVROLET BOLT BEST ROUTE: 4 HOURS, 2 MINUTES 258 MILES DEPARTURE FROM DETROIT • 90 % CHARGE DESTINATION

ARRIVAL CHARGE DEPART DRIVE CHARGE DURATION CHARGE DISTANCE

GRAND BLANC

65%

TRAVERSE CITY

10%

16 MIN.

83%

62 MILES 196 MILES

TESLA 3 BEST ROUTE: 5 HOURS, 57 MINUTES 257 MILES

DETROIT

DEPARTURE FROM DETROIT • 90 % CHARGE DESTINATION

ARRIVAL CHARGE DEPART DRIVE CHARGE DURATION CHARGE DISTANCE

BAY CITY

40%

TRAVERSE CITY

10

%

13 MIN.

70%

114 MILES 143 MILES

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