sthbeach wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:46 pm
It's not like a gas car where people go read the sticker and it says 27/32mpg city/highway, buy it and then 6 months later realize that they are realistically getting 22/26.
Nobody is up in arms about it and selling their car because of it. As a matter of fact, most accept it pretty reasonably.
The slew of class action lawsuits in the $Billions of dollars over unrealized fuel economy says differently. And guess what ? Unless the manufacturer cheated on the EPA testing (or its equivalent), the lawsuits are decided in the manufacturer's favor.
Reduced MPG in an ICE or reduced range in an EV from road conditions or driver behavior that do not mimic EPA testing are EXACTLY the same thing, and they end up with same result: More fuel consumption and more frequent refueling. The only difference to the consumer is that it takes longer to fill the battery in an EV than it takes to fill the tank of an ICE and charging locations may be less or more convenient.
I'm sorry that you had not figured this out beforehand but it falls in the 'no shit, Sherlock' category. And the manufacturers do tell you the charging rate.
This is something else entirely: you bought an EV with a battery too small to meet your commute and behaviors. This is a pretty easy error to make * but it is not the manufacturer's responsibility to quizz you on your lifestyle preferences.
* I know I came close to making just that error, but folks here in the forum set me straight.