Submitted by stimeygee on February 15, 2013
I'm sure I'm not the first to point this out. But the prominent "rated range" indication (as opposed to "projected range") is misleading to people who don't understand what it means - and I think that's most potential buyers. Its needlessly optimistic and leaves inexperienced or non-math savvy drivers open to mistakes. It also hurts with reviewers.
They should list how much charge is in the battery, and what the projected range is, and leave it at that - just like a regular car. A regular ICE car tells you how much fuel you have left and the projected range - which you know is an educated guess - and lets you figure it out yourself from there. It's intuitive and its the way every ICE car in the world does it.
Right? Am I missing something here?