Kim Java’s Tesla road trip charging guide ft. the Evannex charge bundle
If you’re planning to head on a road trip in your Tesla anytime soon, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared with both the hardware you need and the tricks you might want to help you out in a bind. These two features can help you avoid unexpected mishaps, and one new video has surfaced offering both of these factors that can come in handy for any Tesla owner.
Above: Kim with her Tesla Model X. Photo: Kim Java
Kim Java recently shared an excellent charging guide for Tesla road trips, and the video also happens to feature the Evannex road trip charging kit. On a family trip to North Carolina with her friend Latoya (whose channel can be found here), Kim shared a handful of useful tips for staying charged along the way, and how the charging bundle can help you when public options aren’t available.
In the video, Kim talks about how to keep your Tesla charged no matter where a road trip takes you — whether to an actual charging station, a restaurant or hotel with charging hardware, or to an Airbnb or VRBO, where you’ll be forced to make the best of the space for your charging needs.
The first stop on Kim and her friend Latoya’s family trip to the mountains of North Carolina is, in fact, a restaurant with charging stalls outside. Although the families can both make it to their destinations without charging, Kim explains, they go ahead and charge at the restaurant to keep the battery as full as possible. Additionally, this particular restaurant offers completely free charging with the purchase of the meal, which is something worth looking out for.
Above: Kim in front of a Tesla Model X and 3. Photo: Kim Java
Kim’s trip also relies heavily on another tool, Plugshare, which is a super helpful map of charging stations. If you aren’t already familiar with Plugshare, you’re about to wonder how you went on so many road trips without it. As Kim explains, Plugshare has the most extensive list of charging stations in the world, and it includes info such as when a station was used last, even detailing underrated sites like RV parks that have charging equipment.
Kim notes that the latter example is where the Evannex charging bundle can come in clutch, since all you would need is access to a washer and dryer outlet and enough length in the cable to reach your vehicle. Having Latoya along for the ride also offers a great guide for new EV drivers, many of whom will have the same questions and discoveries about charging she makes throughout the trip.
You can watch Kim’s full video breaking down how to keep your Tesla charged below, and you can find the Evannex Charging Bundle here.
Above: The Complete Charging Guide For Tesla Roadtrips, featuring the Evannex Charging Bundle. Video: Kim Java / YouTube
The road trip charging bundle features various useful tools for staying charged on the go, including a 30- or 50-foot charging cable that comes in handy when the charging source is a long way from your Tesla.
The bundle also includes four adapters: a NEMA 14-30P to NEMA 14-50R adapter, NEMA 6-30P to NEMA 14-50R adapter, a NEMA 10-30P to NEMA 14-50R adapter and a NEMA TT-30P to NEMA 14-50R adapter. Between these four, drivers should be able to access almost any power outlet located in North America.
Source: Kim Java / YouTube