5 minute recharge or aluminum exchangeable batteries is what it's going to take for the everyday user. The range plummets going uphill with A/C on and four occupants.
This, so much this. Went from Denver to Mt. Evans in the S using 32.7 kWh at the summit. When we got back to downtown Denver total round trip used was 31.5 kWh. Like putting "gas" back in the tank while driving.Yeah Plug-In Hybrids are kinda best of both worlds if your wanting an EV now w/out Range Anxiety, they are also really nice in the mountains.. that regen braking is great coming down a mountain.. you can ride that left pedal all the way down and never actually engage the physical brakes... with it you should drive down a mountain like a dumb flatlander and makeup for some of the capacity you lost going up the other side.. A Normal 4cyl in low gear would still require intermittent use of physical brakes.
Same as stopping into a filling station. You hook up,get into your vehicle and five minutes later your good to go for 400 miles. That's what's needed for the working stiff. That or exchangeable aluminum batteries which hopefully,will continue to progress. Battery technology is the only thing holding them back.GREAT SCOTT!!!!
Lol yeah heat and other stuff don’t generally like Lightning like power transfers
This would be my bet. I would absolutely drive an electric F150. Even if it wasn't nearly as capable offroad or had diminished bed space due to battery placement. As long as it had a 400 to 600 mile range that would be more than enough. I mean my truck when filled estimates about 425 til empty and I've never ever seen that as a problem.If I were in the market, I'd be waiting for the electric F150 or Hummer due to the dealer network for servicing.