https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/10/ro ... tric-cars/
from CleanTechnica ignores the state of the competing DC charge networks and just looks at likely drive:charge times for an EV on a 380+ mile route for a day.
It struck me as a practical and well reasoned analysis, and pretty much exposes the obvious: FAST DC charging up to 80% SoC is key, and then full battery range is the next most important characteristic.
- The Tesla Model 3 LR is an ICE equivalent
- Model 3 SR and the upcoming Hyundai Kona are OK for infrequent, < 400 mile trips.
- The Jag is uncertain since we do not know charge rates in practice but is likely to slot in with the GM Bolt
- Nissan 40 kWh 2018 is bottom of the barrel due to the small pack and abysmal charge rates of a warm battery. Road trippers should look elsewhere