What have they said?
@Nak, Motortrend takes no advertising money from Tesla yet they've been very fair and unbiased, imo, with their coverage of the Californian auto company. From Motortrend Car of the Year, to Car of the Decade, to Ultimate Car of the Year, that magazine has heaped praise on...
Ben Sullins from Teslanomics said he estimated 250-270 miles of range. That was before the EPA range was made official.
@Nak, how many data points do you need before you reevaluate your position that the Porsche Taycan's 201 EPA mile range is correct?
Motortrend just did their own instrumented range test of the Turbo S and came back back with:
254 combined miles
KIA, Hyundai, GM, Nissan, Peugeot and others haven't had a problem getting excellent range out of their battery packs. The Kona Electric and Bolt EV are at basically 260 EPA miles on mid-60kWh packs. Even taking into account the vehicle size difference, exceeding 270 miles on 90kWh of available...
I agree with your conclusions. That aligns with what I've seen on YouTube and seems reasonable enough.
Small niggle though, you are confusing kWh (energy) and kW(power). To reduce confusion, think of it this way.
kW = horsepower
kWh = gasoline
The Mustang Mach-E has a 210kW (282hp) main...
Even a minivan like the Pacifica has 235s. Acceleration, cornering, braking, etc would be negatively affected by skinny tires. Hard to take advantage of that low slung center of gravity if the tires can't hold a line.
Compare the Mach-E's 225s to the Model Y's 255 and the I-PACE has 235-255...
As a GT owner, the reviewer seemed a bit reluctant to call it a Mustang and at one point even differentiated it from "real Mustangs". That said, he seemed like he ended up liking it even though he didn't really want to.
You could actually flip that on its head and use it as a doorbuster sales tactic. Bundle say 500-1000kWh of charging for three years to goose sales out of the gate to really get the ball rolling.
Considering Ford spends like $2.3B per year on advertising and Ford knows that Tesla killed it...
Audi is giving owners 1000kWh of EA charging per year for four years.
Porsche gets three years of free charging.
VW will do the something similar, I bet, since EA is owned by VAG.
Since Ford and VW are buddy-buddy with partnerships in EVs, autonomy and DC Fast Charging stations with Ionity, I...
You floor it in an EV because it's a rollercoaster on-demand. It's just so much fun.
Until the last month or so, Tesla had a monopoly on that such that it is called the "Tesla Smile".
The first time I experienced that thrilling exhilaration in a non-Performance Model S, I laughed so hard in...
Have you had a car worth flooring since Jimmy Carter?
I will punch the accelerator in my Outback and all 175hp complains about it. It's lame and I want to have a car that's fun. Ford is coming to yours and my rescue and I can't wait.
I am a big fan of Tesla. I find their fanboys to be insufferable.
When I watched that video last week, I decided against sharing it on the forum because of just how biased it was. Just a few things off the top of my head that I had a problem with for Jonathan's video:
Did not compare dealer...
I don't think it's that high. One of the EV reviewers who went to the November reveal and attended the MME Tech exposition said Ford estimated around 10% of the battery would be reserved.
With the weight being revealed at around 4900 lbs, I think we'll be seeing Model S/X-like efficiency numbers.