That's what mine actually does at high speeds - front motor is an async machine that is switched off unless used for acceleration or regen braking, for cruising only rear motor is used as it's more efficient by design. Front motor assembly is still always there as added weight, and the front driveshafts and diff (and the unpowered rotor of the motor) still spin, which costs a tiny but ultimately non-zero amount of energy.That makes me curious, would turning off one of the axles save some energy or would it be a wash because the "disconnected" motor would create "drag" on the wheels?
Thats awesome consumption/range for a car that size.Consumption on the roadtrip was between 160-170 Wh/km on average, got up to 180 with the highway blast to Ringmeet and the activities there. Lifetime average of the car is 191. It seems I have something of a heavy foot and drive highway rather a lot, which in a BEV increases average consumption noticeably. RWD Model 3s seem to be much more efficient, too - I've seen people quote numbers in the 140-150s for highway driving in the SR+.
So far, that hasn’t ever happened to me. What did happen was the opposite: „Sorry, I’ll be right back - need to go unplug the car, it’s already full and will accumulate blocking charges while we finish eating unless I move it“.
I've been asked this too since I went electric and the answer is never. I have a very slow home charger but even then, a couple of hours is plenty to get it half full, and I do need atleast 5-6 hrs of sleep anyway which is plenty. You just need to remember to plug it in every day. It really is a non issue
I assume this will be the same people that run out of fuel.
This kind of thing is why I don't think electric cars are quite there yet. Either have enough spaces or allow a grace period because nobody is going to stand in the corner of a parking lot for their lunch. Shopping centers, ok fine. I don't think putting chargers in the places they do is a good longterm solution. I think it will become a problem like Waze did for some towns with traffic building up in places people live instead of the main roads that are there for the purpose of getting through, likewise you'll eventually get a bunch of people charging their cars in weird places. I mean, how nice would it be to have people refueling their ICE cars in a park or just around the corner from where you live/eat/work? It just seems bone-headed with how they're being installed.So far, that hasn’t ever happened to me. What did happen was the opposite: „Sorry, I’ll be right back - need to go unplug the car, it’s already full and will accumulate blocking charges while we finish eating unless I move it“.