By popular request.
I'm happy to share info, answer questions about EVs - any EV, not just Tesla. In all honesty, I'm learning as I go also - but the bottom line is that there isn't nearly the sacrifice that popular opinion makes it out to be.
Just about every negative I've heard is based on complete misinformation. There are negatives, but IMO the positives far outweigh them.
oh for sure like you've said that's the beauty of em's, essentially instant full power and torque - we'll never see an infernal combustion engine do that. i was just referring to range. at a good clip with the larger batteries you're getting about 400km of playtime in the tesla and the m5 is doing 650km.
I'd be suprised if you can get 650 km on a tank from an M5 … other than diesels, very few ICE cars carry enough fuel to go more than about 500-550 km on a tank.
Lol how long do u gotta charge it for?
M5 u take to the petrol station and she good 2 go
Currently, the charging network is mostly Level 2 chargers - pushing 7-10 kW of energy. That adds about 30 - 50 km of range per hour of charging. More than adequate for tooling around town. In Canada, there's also the Sun Country network of 70 and 90 amp chargers which are pushing 2-3 times the charging rate of the normal level 2 charging stations So now we're talking like 80-100 km range per hour)
There is a rapidly growing network of Level 3 chargers (DC fast chargers), which are way fast. Tesla is growing their own network (Superchargers) that charge 300 km range in 30 minutes (170 kW/hr). That's getting pretty close to the 15 or so minutes you'd take to pump a full tank of gas. The ChaDemo network is starting to grow - for public stations - these chargers run about 65 kW/hr.
Right now, I can drive from Vancouver to San Diego along I-5 using Tesla Supercharger stations with 20-30 minute stops every 250-300 km. For a drive that long, you're going to stop for food and piss breaks anyway, so I'd bet that total travel time would be pretty close to what you'd need to drive in a gas-powered car.
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