Re: DFW test drive
Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:01 pm
Why not? It's called being realistic. They are trying to keep you from having a bad car experience.astricklin wrote:I don't really appreciate that some members of this forum just straight dismiss getting this vehicle if the daily commute is over 50 miles...
Example: My airport parking experience last week was not as I planned. My i-MiEV has less range than a LEAF, so the 52 mile round trip distance to the airport was a little too close to the 62 mile EPA-rated range of the vehicle for my liking on a single charge, especially on the highway. I got to the parking lot, plugged in my vehicle, came back 3 days later to find my car did not charge. According to the manager, the circuit breaker popped shortly after I started charging (3.3kW charger, by the way). I ended up having to make the journey on one charge.
If you don't have reliable (and 100% available) workplace charging, the commenters are correct. This isn't the car for you. There are plenty of charging stations around DFW, but are they all working? Available? There are a lot of "ifs" in this equation.