It's weird that the Model 3 was included in this instead of the Y. Otherwise, it's a good review. The points about the Mach-E are absolutely on point. The ride is bouncy, the brakes are VERY grabby, and it doesn't have as much trunk space compared to its peers. Also, the price range the BMW and...
Yes, Teslas network can also hit max capacity. The question is this: How often is this the case for Tesla Superchargers and how does it compare to the CCS network? Every single time I’ve had to use CCS chargers I’ve had issues with capacity, AND broken chargers. I’ve made several trips with my...
Daily driving, no impact.
Going across town or to the local mountains, which I do occasionally, yes it does have a fairly significant impact. Example, if the temperature is 60+, I can charge my Mach-E to 95%, go to Joshua Tree, and come back without stopping for a charge. Because of the low...
Are there any rules or requirements on where and how the dealer fast chargers going to be placed/used? Can the dealers place all their chargers in their delivery area and not make any available to the public? Or lock them up when they close daily?
I think the charging network plays a very big role that just won’t be a point of consideration on a test drive. I didn’t realize this until I tried to do 200+ mile trips with me Mach-E. And then doing a road trip in a Tesla was… enlightening!
That just feels like salt on a wound. 7 years for something Tesla will be doing in ONE year.
Do the big auto makers think this is a problem that the governments need to solve? These efforts/investments are pathetic.
Yup. Ford Pass app is not reliable. It fails to accurately predict charging times, does not commit changes to charge settings, and keeps thinking I haven’t read the alerts/messages that I have read.
Ford has a long ways to go.
This is an annoyance too. On the trip I made with my buddy in his Tesla, the car started pre-conditioning about 20 minutes before we arrived at a Supercharger. That way, even with 45F temperatures, we were able to get going in 10 minutes. This is how it should be for all EVs.
In spring, summer and fall, yes absolutely. Also, we were going into the mountains to the elevation along with the dropping temperatures contributed to a significant drop in range. There is one Tesla Supercharger in the destination area, and one Charge Point station. I did plan this out using...
I have an extended range Premium. Full charge showed 270ish miles. As the temperature dropped heading into Joshua Tree, the range dropped significantly. Since there are very chargers in Joshua Tree my thought was that I should charge up before heading in to be safe.
I’m having a really hard time understanding this plan. The need for fast chargers is along major highways and freeways. Especially in between major metro areas. I don’t see Ford dealers when I’m on the way out of town alongside the freeways.