Road-trip in my Ioniq 5 EV from Delhi to Indore: Which route to take?

Is it recommended to take the Delhi - Mumbai Expressway. I have heard its open till Vadodara however not sure about charging stations.

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I am scheduled to travel from Delhi to Indore and back to Delhi ( visiting Mahakaal and Omkareshwar Jyotirlingas) in June 2024.

Can someone suggest a good route where I will have apt charging infrastructure. Is it recommended to take the Delhi - Mumbai Expressway. I have heard its open till vadodara however not sure about charging stations.

I own a Hyundai Ioniq 5 with a feasible range of 450 kms. Any recommendation, past experience is highly appreciated.

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Here's what BHPian Shreyans_Jain had to say on the matter:

Driving on the expressway at a sustained 110-120kmph will drain your car’s battery in half of that ‘feasible’ figure. For reference, the 40kwh battery of my Nexon EV LR went from 100 to less than 20% in about 130km at those speeds.Charging infra on the expressway is inexistent post Dausa. You won’t make it to Ujjain/Indore. You’ll have to get off the expressway at least twice and find a place to charge. Or you will have to drive all the way with cruise set to 80kmph, and drive at the speed of the trucks. Net net, change your route (Gwalior-Shivpuri-Guna-Dewas), or take a petrol or diesel car.

If you are brave enough to treat this like an adventure, pls do a trail run on the expressway beforehand to Dausa to see what kind of range you are realistically getting. Don’t attempt this blindly.

Here's what BHPian mercedised had to say on the matter:

Come via Agra, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Biaora, Maksi, Ujjain (4 Lane all the way till Maksi then a good 2 Lane till Ujjain). You will find Hyundai service centers in almost all these cities except Biaora and Maksi. In case you need any help, I am from Indore, feel free to call me.

Here's what BHPian ferrarirules had to say on the matter:

This is absolutely do able in an Ioniq 5. The Delhi Mumbai expressway is up and running till Sawai Madhopur. There are 2 chargers (Voltic and IOCL) on the expressway till Dausa/Jaipur exit and there are many very near to Dausa exit (Tata Power, Voltpanda).

Given that you have a Ioniq 5 and you can go 400 km without a charge stop. You can directly go to Sawai Madhopur which 364 kms from Delhi. You can take a charge and food break there.

Post that you can take NH 148N which goes to Kota and then Ujjain. Sawai Madhopur to Ujjain is 388(via NH 148N) or 438 (via NH52) kms . You can take a small charging stops in Kota if you take the longer route.

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