I've just been sent this wonderful infographic by Joe Sherviell at datadial.net
Excellent graphic, says everything that is cogent to the current market. Personally, I'm eagerly awaiting an estate type EV with 200+ mile range; that is the point at which I'll buy my first EV and doubt whether I'll ever buy another ICE driven car again.
I hear that the Bolt is legally going to have to be the "Bolt EV".
I'd love to see £/EVmile & EVmiles/£ on the top section (I know we could just "do the maths"). Seems like the Tesla is stunning value if you're rich - and that doesn't even take into account the free supercharging for life.
Also I have issues with the "Battery Replacement" guesstimate as I've seen real-would examples that suggest that 0.5% degradation per year.
In my situation where my daily commute is 24 miles & my Renault Zoe cold range @ 100% charged is ~60 miles, after 10 years I'm looking at ~57 miles range, so I'll be long dead before I have to worry about that. Also, with the sales model the Zoe had when I got onboard, Renault own the batteries and any problems with them ;)
Like many infographics, the data is a bit dodgy. Tesla rates the range of their largest battery pack Model S as 270 miles (US). The price in the infographic lists the least expensive of the 4 Model S's on offer.
The Leaf is shown as having a range of 124miles. Robert? I have heard that the range for normal inattentive driving is in the 80-90 mile realm. Nissan does state an MPGe of 126. Confused compiler?
I think that we'll have to wait for an official announcement from Apple. I'm quite sure they could make a car, but profit margins in the auto industry are far below what Apple ( and their shareholders) are used to seeing. To realize their usual markup, they would have to deliver something that would be described as a Tesla with a Tesla on top and TWO cherries. Apple would also have to deal with all sorts of government regulations regarding a mess of aspects of the delivered product. With computers and mobile devices, they don't have to answer for very much. Beats headphones are more their style. £200 retail, £5 build cost. £10 in advertising.
Just traveled 660 miles over two days in a Nissan Leaf. "long journeys not possible" . Hmmm....
I guess that it could read "long, unplanned and rushed journeys"...
Agreed. You definitely have to be prepared to sacrifice time or not be able to commit to arrive at a specific time.
Hey @bobbyllew, do you think Joe Sherviell at datadial.net would be open to suggestions or revisions of this infographic?
Market analysis show electric vehicles as an increasing trade. This depends on the technological development and studies act to delete the gap between traditionals cars and electric ones. The costant reserch permetted, during the years, to reduce costs too. Europe begins to earmark money with the aim to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations, Sweden upgrades its bus lines by using electric autobuses. Those are only two signals of the changing in terms of eco-friendly citizen mobility. If we join it with the fact that giants, like Apple and Google, start to think about electric cars we can easily hypothesize, and hope, a new electric and healthy future on the road!
Very nice infographic. It gives me a real good idea of what to expect from an EV.
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