DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:56 pm
With 66 you should be able to exceed 300 freeway miles at 55-60 mph.
Assuming anyone has the patience to do so. Bjorn Nyland drove a 64 kWh Niro over 300 miles at 90 km/h (56 mph), but out here in the west the max. rural freeway speed limits are 70 (CA, OR), 75 (WA, AZ, NM, CO, ND, NE, KS, AR, LA) or 80 (NV, ID, MT, UT, WY, SD, OK, TX), and people usually drive around 5 mph over the limit. More range is definitely a good thing, but we've still got a ways to go before BEVs can match the range of a typical ICE at realistic speeds (never mind a comparable price), and in order to come close to matching ICE refueling times we'd need charge rates of 1200kW or more.