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Unplug & Play: Top Tips for Planning Your First EV Vacation

The future of electric vehicles is looking brighter, thanks to the federal government's commitment to invest $7.5 billion in building more public EV chargers under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The ambitious goal is to have 500,000 charging stations across the country by 2030. This initiative is a game-changer for EV road trips, ensuring that you'll have convenient charging options as you explore the stunning landscapes of Arizona and beyond. Read on for expert tips for embarking on your very first electric vehicle vacation and get you charged up for your next adventure!

Embrace the EV Adventure

While the average max range of EVs has doubled to 216 miles per charge, there's still a concern that looms over some drivers – range anxiety. The shift in mindset from traditional gasoline-fueled road trips to leisurely and enjoyable experiences is a key aspect of embracing the EV adventure. Electric vehicle road trips are no longer just a means to an end but an opportunity to stop, stretch your legs, and discover new experiences along the way.

Map It Out

To ensure a successful EV road trip, planning is crucial. Utilize apps like PlugShare or ChargeHub, offering maps of every public charging station in the country with real-time updates on their status. This way, you can plan your stops effectively and avoid any inconveniences caused by broken or busy charging stations.

Prioritize EV-Friendly Accommodations

Choosing the right accommodation can make a significant difference in your EV road trip experience. Look for hotels and resorts that prioritize sustainability and offer electric charging stations as part of their amenities. For instance, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, electric charging stations are seamlessly integrated into the Resort Experience Fee, presenting a hassle-free choice for EV enthusiasts. Just glide into the porte-cochère, and the attentive guest services team will gladly ensure your vehicle is charging while you indulge in leisure; your car, ever-ready and fully charged whenever you need.

Visit Scottsdale, Arizona – A Hub for EV Enthusiasts

Scottsdale, Arizona, stands out as a destination with a robust network of charging stations, making it an ideal starting point for your EV adventure. Explore the city's vibrant culture, scenic beauty, and embrace the spirit of sustainable travel. The city currently has 409+ Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations within 15km. The city of Scottsdale has also adopted new EV-friendly requirements to building code requirements for new construction. 

Arizona, as a whole, was also selected as the 4th EV-friendly state in the United States by The Fabricator, with 9 publicly available chargers for every registered vehicle! 

Experience America's Best EV Road Trip

Embark on the ultimate EV road trip along the iconic Route 66, a historic highway that has seamlessly transitioned into the modern era. As the centennial of Route 66 approaches in 2026, the road now boasts more than 900 EV charging stations, according to, ensuring a smooth journey across 8 states. Kingsman, AZ, proudly hosts the world's first EV Museum – the Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum, adding a touch of history to your explorations.

Cruise through the heart of Route 66, with Arizona as its pulsating beat, and experience the freedom and adventure that this legendary highway symbolizes. It's not just a road trip; it's a celebration of progress, sustainability, and the thrill of the open road in an electric vehicle.

Plan Your Very First EV Road Trip

As you embark on the electrifying journey of an EV road trip, make the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess your home base for the ultimate Electric Vehicle-friendly vacation. With a wide availability of charging stations, luxurious amenities, and a commitment to sustainable travel, this resort ensures your road trip is not just a journey but an experience in itself. Book your stay at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess now and immerse yourself in the future of travel, where every charge brings you closer to memories that will last a lifetime.