Redusernab Asks: What matters more to you; range or charging time?

Some say, they care most about the range of an electric vehicle. For others, it’s all about how quickly they can recapture the juice and get back on the road. Tesla is pushing a greater range figure out there for each iteration of its vehicles, while legacy automakers are coming online with some quick charging machines.

Charging companies, like Electrify America, are bringing a great number of stations to all corners of this country. By July of this year, it will have built 484 DC Fast Charging sites. That’s more than 2,000 outlets and those are even upgradeable to 350 kW charging down the road. No vehicle on sale can handle that just yet, but the Porsche Taycan is coming and it can gobble up the electrons at that speed.

On a now note, I’m about to head out in an Audi E-Tron. It’s capable of charging at 150-kW speeds, which is quite fast. That helps offset the range of the vehicle, which is only 204 miles per the EPA. So I’m curious what the trade off point is for potential EV buyers.

Do you care more about range, or how quickly you can charge up your vehicle?

 

By |2019-05-14T08:17:14+00:00May 14th, 2019|Redusernab Asks|28 Comments

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