I can clarify someone's point when I *think* I know what they are driving at, in his case he responded to an entire post by CrzRsn, it is literally not possible to know which part he is agreeing with. Since there was more than one point raised in the post.Hypocrite much? If you can respond for soebody else, so can I.
No you are taking a shot in the dark and nothing more. Also you are being declarative instead of deductive, instead of saying "I *think* he is saying X' you are saying "He is saying X" I tend to use the former unless I 100% know what the person is trying to say (through an off forum discussion usually)If you read the words, you can infer what part he is referring to. So I am doing exactly what you claim is okay for you to do.
I wonder how much of that is part of the PG&E forest fire power shutdown knocking out power to peoples' homes and therefore chargers and how much of that is just people who don't want to pay the power bill and waiting for their free turn at the supercharger. If its the former, than its no different than natural disasters causing fuel shortages at conventional gas stations.
Not saying most people are cheap bastards, but I do know they're out there. A friend of mine has a Model X, and he WILL NOT charge it at home. He will only charge it where he can get free power. Even when going out with friends, he will drive 20 minutes out of everyone's way to a place where he can plug in for free, then have someone else in the group drive him to the actual destination everyone is going to.... which really defeats the point if you're forcing someone to drive their ICE car a bunch more because you need to be driven to/from your electric car.
i agree with that.
i don't know a single person with an EV car that doesn't just charge at home
people who solely rely on SC are stupid
Keep in mind the US is way more spread out than Europe. People here do much longer drives for the most part.But it's also a mostly moot point. Long drives emptying the batteries without the opportunity to make a decent break during which you can charge your car are a rare edge case.
Considering that's just 250 miles, yes. Especially in the summer. And I'm not even talking about myself and my biannual Detroit-Boston trips. Can't get to Chicago, Buffalo or the UP from here in that range.I am aware. But more than 400 km in one go? Regularly? Pressed for time?
Long haul truckers don't count.
I think you are the one who needs a diagram or maybe new glasses... Here is the post in question@Prizak there are the posts. I am pretty certain of what he was commenting on.
Do you need a diagram to point out what is going on in them?
Now, either get over whatever is pissing you off, or live up to your own standards.
I don’t need to be pressed for time to not want to waste that time not driving. I used to go to uni 6 hours (roughly 450ish miles) away. That would be a 7 hour drive in a Tesla, that’s a 17% increase in travel time.I am aware. But more than 400 km in one go? Regularly? Pressed for time?
Long haul truckers don't count.
so just rent an ice car for those 2ish weeks a yearAnd sure, when you're on vacation, you're generally not "pressed for time", but usually when you only have 2ish weeks of vacation per year, and only take one trip per year as many Americans do, you generally want to spend as much time as possible at your destination and as little time as possible driving. Adding 1.5 hours (assuming there are enough supercharges to have 0 wait) over a 760 mile drive is fairly significant and could be the tipping point between a one day drive and a two day drive, which translates that much less time actually on vacation.
There are quite a few people in the US that have rather long commutes, especially with the increasing popularity of living in a more rural area for various benefits. I know someone who lives just a bit south of Dallas and commutes to Austin for work, 160 or so miles each way. When I lived in Southern California, I had an 80 mile (each way) daily commute at one point. Add in that a lot of this driving was done in parking lot/bumper to bumper traffic with the air conditioning on full blast (which drains battery at an increased rate) and you're looking at daily chargeups in the 'affordable' Tesla Model 3 at a minimum.so just rent an ice car for those 2ish weeks a year
I think @narf ran the numbers on this a couple of years ago and it actually isn’t as bad as you think. IIRC the main reason is that when you aren’t moving there is no “idling” in an EV so all it does is run A/Ca lot of this driving was done in parking lot/bumper to bumper traffic with the air conditioning on full blast (which drains battery at an increased rate)
Running heat or AC while idling/stopped in traffic is still using electrical power while the car isn't actually going anywhere. It's still going to drain *some* power and you will have less battery remaining than you would had you been able to drive straight to the destination, and you don't have any passive cooling assists like the wind over the moving vehicle, etc.