We have a few of these at my work, and I just learned a co-worker bought one, for some reason (maybe I'll elaborate later) on that.
I knew the car was expensive (MSRP at almost $40K) but I didn't realize it was so terrible specwise for the price, until I looked today: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do ... 0&id=39882
On the EPA test, only 16 miles AER? 36 mpg combined on premium gas? Only 83 MPGe? The 3 other EVs and PHEVs I included above are 112 to 113 MPGe. That's even worse than the Model X P100D and the Pacifica Hybrid PHEV minivan: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do ... 0&id=39483
Gen 2 Volt is 42 mpg combined on regular and Prius Prime is 54 mpg combined on regular.
I thought... hmm.. well, etron has a more hp, but it looks like 204 combined system hp. Yet, the 208 hp Camry Hybrid manages 52 or 46 mpg combined on regular, depending on the trim level: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do ... 6&id=38937
Weird. It's no wonder the Prius Prime is outselling it 10:1, or more: https://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/
And even though AER is only 16 miles vs. 25 for the Prius Prime, the Federal tax credit for both is $4,502 (https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml
), since (IIRC) it's due to their battery sizes.
His commute's quite far, so even fully charged, he will run the battery out very quickly. At least he gets the HOV sticker benefit.