Submitted by Syruspicarus2016 on Tue, 2017-10-17 21:19
Over the weekend I drove from Seattle to
a farm in Northeast Washington state. 290 miles. BMW X1 marked 400 miles range. I like heater at 75F. Outside temperature at 20sF. Hills and heavy snow. I had to refill tank.
Unfortunately that type of trip would not be practical with the best EV money can buy. I am not sure if everyone buying the car realizes that. I used to be a big Tesla fan. Tesla cars are great in the city. I am very glad I didnt pay $80K+ for a Model S. That would be too much money for a car which is limited to city use cases. I drove from Palm Desert to Portland; I rarely saw EVs on the road. I think lot of people will walk away from EV cars once they learn that charging stations are overcrowded. I will not drive 7h in the snow and stop 2 times to charge car. It is frustrating folks.
I will be buying Model 3 to handle my commute, rear traction. Keep BMW X1 as the long-range car. It is unfortunate VW messed up the diesel future in the US.