sthbeach wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:03 am
So back to the whole point of this thread, forget all the stats and bickering and opinion......
When the average car buyer with a 150km daily commute goes to purchase an EV that says 242km range there is no thought in their head or calculator in their hand to crunch the real time stats that they think that car wont handle the drive fairly easily or at all for that matter. More so, their is no salesman that would tell them otherwise either!
Even further, I will go as far as saying that most buyers might even buy the 30kw/h Leaf thinking it would probably handle their needs!
Oh wait, but if I had just gone on the Leaf Forum (where less than .001% of Leaf buyers are) before hand, I would have found it all out....... Laughable
FWIW, when I was looking at LEAF (I was on the reservation list for awhile), Nissan had a web site to help you determine suitability. As I recall, they suggested best suitability was if your commute distance was 50% or less of the vehicle's rated range. Still a good rule of thumb.
But that was 2010. Let's ffwd a decade and "electric vehicle" turns up 34 million hits
in Google. There's no shortage of information; it's one of the hottest topics around! And the "average car buyer" (whose commute is a third
of what you give) knows better than to take a car salesman's word for ANYTHING. Seriously.
Sorry there's too much cherry-picking in your messages. Craziest road in North America, 150kM commute, your comprehensive tests somehow defy the laws of physics, you absolutely must
speed because commercial drivers are trying to kill you in the right lane, did no research before buying a battery-operated car for the first time... A tale of woe, it is!
It's not the first time someone has come here with a story that was "the perfect storm" of conditions "proving" that EVs are no good. And with no shortage of ad hominem for anyone who challenges them!
If your tale is true then I'm sorry for your mistake. Put on your MAGA hat, cinch up your knickers and either make the necessary adjustments or change vehicles is the best advice I can offer.