i believe the article. i charge at 110 volts and it is slow and will not recharge overnight for what he is doing and it wont work for him because he does not want it to work for him.
he is right, the heat is a poor design and could have been better. the Prius plug in will use a heat exchange system reputed to be more efficient...but then again, not sure that the Leaf has the same "heat" supply to work with. with the heat running, its easy to lose 15 miles of range since it can draw more than 4½ KWH. in a RT 60 minute commute, that is about 15018 miles of range dedicated to heat.
drive 70 mph, that is an increase of....18% more power to move the car than driving 60 mph. that is another 15-18 miles of range. so he would be running 80+% of the pack daily without the lunch runs.
with the lunch runs of "10 miles" i suspect that might be a one way trip and a trip he would not normally make simply because its something you would not have time for on a daily basis even with an hour.
so ya, i can believe him. believe that he does not want to make EVs work for him and that is ok. right now, the supply is tight and he can go ahead and get out of the line.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 412 mi, 99.72% SOH
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