- Aug 1, 2006
A concept car needs impressive numbers. If they can get 1000 km range into this, they can also use smaller, lighter and cheaper battery packs for a realistic 500 - 600 km of range. That's the takeaway here.Nobody needs 1000km range anyway
tbh i think tesla does this specifically because they can then get away with a smaller "buffer" at the top of the battery. i think a particularly conservative buffer was used by audi in the e-tron - so "100%" was at a real 90% or something like that. They wouldn't even let you access the top 10% ever. Had the nice side-effect that they could keep up their high charge rate to a very high SOC, unlike tesla who start to throttle like crazy at 80%.Indeed. Some cars have this as a configurable feature. I wish my phone had the same feature...