LeftieBiker wrote:I'll look at adjusting ranges. As for first asking if they should be driving an EV at all: remember that they will be reading this here (for now), which very likely means that they are doing research and are not complete newbies. I think it makes more sense to make the range issue more clear. The time taken reading this is modest, and they will learn more for the future if they don't stop after the first section. What I may do instead is add a note at the beginning to pay close attention to the range and charging information.
Some of the early adopter that are still around complaining shouldn't have bought or even leased an EV to begin with.
It isn't like owning/leasing an EV is something Dad or Mom did, in most cases. It isn't something your brother can tell you about, in most cases. Assume complete newbies in this discussion, as we have some "old time" newbies in the group.
An EV with an EPA range of 80 miles just isn't realistic for a 50 mile commute, in any climate.
Yes, the first section should have the most important thing: and that is should you even be buying/leasing an EV at all at this time. And perhaps they might work out what they need in an EV before considering one at all.
Once again, this is just wrong:
If you regularly need 150 miles of range, year round, don't buy or lease a Leaf - look at the Bolt or Model 3 instead.
A Bolt doesn't have 150 miles of No Worries Range in Hawaii, much less in Denver or New York or Manitoba.
A Model 3 with a long range battery has a warranty of 70% capacity, you need a reserve of 10% or so, and cold weather reduces range a lot, as much as 50% in a very cold place. So again, start with the EPA range of 310 miles, multiply by 0.7*0.9*.5: gets you below 100 miles. If you had a commute with no reliable workplace charging, you might not make comfortably if near the end of warranty on a bad day. Yes, you do have well over 150 miles of NWR in Hawaii. Denver? Probably not. Yukon, no way.
https://www.tesla.com/support/Vehicle-w ... edirect=no
Model 3 with Long-Range Battery - 8 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first, with minimum 70% retention of Battery capacity over the warranty period.