Submitted by rxlawdude on August 25, 2018
Today's Business section talks about the reporter's 3 hour test drive in the i-Pace. Claims of perfect fit and finish and how this will really hurt Tesla (implying Tesla's F&F is poor). Of course, the fact this is a cherry picked sample that Jag is using to wow reporters, does it reflect the production level quality of the model?
But my favorite, in this drippy sop to a manufacturer that happens to generate advertising revenue for the paper, was absolutely ZERO mention about fast charging and road trip-ability. I guess that's why Jag gave reporters the dog-and-pony show and specific route that coincidentally was shorter than the i-pace's range. Did they have the reporter locate the plethora of fast DC chargers that a driver will find on the road? Nope.
Again, until and unless there is a reliable infrastructure that rivals the Supercharger network, the elephant in the room for every BEV alternative to Tesla is the use-case limitation of "road trip" abilities.