Here is a video showing a teardown, my layperson's impression is that the motors are overbuilt for the application which has negative weight and cost implications and positive performance and longevity. YMMV/time will tell/I am not an engineer
Is the issue that we necessarily need to set up charging locations for anything less than 100%? I can imagine the complaints when people mistakenly don't get a full charge on a trip so 100% makes a safe default from a travel perspective.
With this in mind, I think there should be a way to set a...
I have been tempted - with the tax credit, it's finally the cheap Model 3 I reserved during Elon's unveiling but was unable to purchase. Have you driven one? The lack of an instrument "cluster" would drive me nuts. VW's ID.4 did minimalism right in my book by reducing that element but not...
I thought the front windows were 70% transmission but more importantly laminated glass like the windshield which should be blocking just about all the UV-A and UV-B due to the PVB layer sandwiched between the two pieces of glass.
Have people been sunburnt in the front seats of the Lightning?
IONIQ 5 is my other EV. Previous rides include ID.4, Bolt EV, and e-Golf. Bought, drove, and sold those three EVs over 6.5 years at a net loss of $3,700 or the equivalent of a $47 per month car payment. Gotta love EVs.
Current and former gassers earn no mention in my post :D
It makes sense that thirsty classes of vehicles will benefit the most from electrification. I suspect these numbers are really conservative given the maintenance schedule and high voltage warranty coverage we enjoy, at least in CA (10y, 150k miles on battery).
That's a bummer. I haven't depleted mine much below 25% but might want to run it low to be doubly sure there aren't any weak cells.
When was your battery pack manufactured? You can view a sticker on the pack from behind the driver's side front wheel:
I have a no-option Pro and at first I wanted tow tech due to not being used to the size of the thing but after driving for a few weeks I'm glad to have passed. My other, much smaller, EVs both have birds eye and 3D views and I hardly use them. The basic rear view camera is plenty. The options...
The Lightning's cost won't be a problem in Norway where EVs are tax advantaged but in Europe vehicles are significantly more expensive than the US. I'm guessing the equivalent of $90k for a Pro. I really doubt they will make inroads at that price despite the significant petrol savings.