Went on family vacation (desert camping trip) with the i-Pace and the Touareg. Some pictures attached. I think we were the first EV ever to travel the portion of the Mojave Road between Aiken Mine Road and Kelso Cima Road as no widely available EV other than the i-Pace has sufficient offroading capabilities. I managed to get it on two wheels on a bit with moguls
The drive from Palo Alto to Barstow took two charging stops, ChargePoint in Coalinga and EVGo in Bakersfield. Barstow Days Inn has a few Level2 Chargers. Access to the Mojave Preserve was facilitated by the EVGo superfast charger in Baker. Also pic attached. Ridiculous setting .. at "The World's Tallest Thermometer."
[Sidebar: the Chargepoint app lets you see when other vehicles charged at these stations. In the four days between our trips down and back home, no other vehicle charged in Coalinga on I5; and there are no alternatives!. It's sobering to see how few EVs travel longer distances. The only Teslas around were on car transports.]
The distance between charge stops was 150 miles for two legs, 100 for one of them. I didn't compromise on driving style *except* on the way home approaching Tehachapi from Barstow. It's one of the windiest places in California, as evidenced by the enormous number of rapidly spinning big windmills, and the wind always comes from the West. Driving 60 was like driving 80, eating up range. So I drafted behind trucks for ~20 miles to get some money in the bank and got to Bakersfield with 20% left.
The i-Pace is an amazingly comfortable car for medium-long distance travel. Steering assist and adaptive cruise control make it easy and the long charging stops (which are a hassle, admittedly) force you to relax and regenerate. My wife now likes the car because "even the back seat is comfortable". The offroading capabilities are excellent for a car of this class. Oh, and we drove it through one foot of water on the way home on Panoche Road.