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I've been on several road trips in the last four months I've had my ID4 Pro. Virginia to Cape Cod twice (9 hrs) and Arlington, VA to Blacksburg, VA (4-hr trip) twice. Overall the charging has worked well except for the occasional need to switch chargers for one reason or another. The issue I am getting slightly annoyed at is lack of signage. When EA stations are at Walmarts and other places with single, large parking lots, it's not hard to find them. But when they are at a very large shopping mall with tons of parking circling the mall or in the bottom of a multi-level parking lot (below street level) would it really kill EA to put up a sign or two directing drivers to the exact location? I'd really like to not search every level of the parking garage to figure out which level that EA dot on my app map is on. Extra directions regarding specific location could also be included in the EA app. And it wouldn't hurt to build roofs over the chargers like gas stations have. I'm planning on sending suggestions to EA, but I encourage anyone else to also send suggestions so that these more hidden EA locations are more visible, not only for us EV drivers, but also to get non-EV people to start noticing what and where these are. And I suppose it will take a while before we can stop depending on the EA or PlugShare app and just see physical fast charger signs along the highway for exits, just like we have gas signs that list available gas stations.