Travel is officially back! But, with the pent-up demand and staffing shortages, there has been a lot of turmoil in the airline industry over the past few months. Experts predict it is going to continue to mar summer travel plans. So, rather than dealing with canceled flights, delayed layovers, and missed connections, why not just take a cross-country road trip in the good ol’ U.S. of A? For many electric vehicle owners, range anxiety has taken over when we have asked that question in the past. But now, it doesn’t have to as charging technology improves…


How, you ask? Let’s take a look. 


The Perfect Portable EV Charger: Shell Portable EV Charger 40A


The newest electric vehicle charger we have in inventory at is the Shell Portable EV Charger 40A. 


Yes, you read that right—it’s portable! 


You can check out our recent blog that spills all the tea on the exciting features and benefits. But, to give a quick overview, this epic charger simply requires a NEMA 14-50R outlet and can be plugged in anywhere. Plus, they come with a NEMA 5-15 adapter that also provides the option of 120v level 1 charging from any regular old outlet! 


Top Tips to Travel with Your Portable EV Charger


With this charger, your travel planning doesn’t have to be all that different. You just want to plan a little more strategically to ensure ultimate ease and comfort!


Stay at Airbnbs, VRBOs, and Other Short-Term Rentals

Most homes are equipped with a NEMA 14-50R outlet you can use to plug in your charger. Then, you can “fuel” up while you’re hitting the beach, out to dinner, or finally catching up on a good night’s sleep after a crazy season of work! Just ask the host what may be available. They may charge slightly more for power in some places, but that’s not a given. 


Or just use your NEMA 5-15 adapter to plug into any standard household outlet! These would be great for campground use, too.


Map Out Your Distances in Advance

The last thing you want to do is run out of charge, so just map out your stops accordingly. A simple equation would be to map out miles per charge, so you can stop just before necessary to do some epic activities locally while your car charges up. Simple! 


Buy the Shell Portable EV Charger from to Prep for Your End of Summer Road Trip

Don’t deal with airlines this summer. There are so many great road trip options right here, close to home. And, with the Shell Portable EV Charger, you don’t need to worry about running out of juice and putting a damper on your vacation because you’ll always have access to a charger. has both the Shell Portable EV Charger 40A and Shell Portable EV Charger 32A options in stock and ready to ship, so you can get out and hit the road ASAP! Happy trails, friends.