Before a cross-country trip in her electric car, Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield does her homework.
She studies a pair of apps to determine the best places to recharge her Chevrolet Bolt’s batteries along the way.
She likes stations that are clustered near others to make sure she has options in case one is on the blink. She prefers to charge near interesting restaurants. She’ll call ahead on the route to order takeout meals, then picnic while the car soaks up electrons for the next leg of the journey.