Can you have an electrician add an outlet (or Tesla WC) on the left side (keeping the existing outlet) so you have one on each side? Assuming you have a 2 car garage, that enables two EVs in the future and saves the cost of the extension cord.
Alright, time to brag… or share horror stories.
What’s the farthest you have driven your MY without charging? Or your longest leg between charging stops?
I’ve had my MY for one year and my longest so far it’s 231 miles round-trip from Boulder to Laramie, Wyoming. Mostly 50 to 65 mph, A couple...
Best case is there is a software lock and Tesla will later offer a paid upgrade to unlock it. No way it’s gonna be free! 🤑
But the more likely conclusion is the new batteries are cheaper & heavier and less performant than the old batteries. In electronics, smaller is always better.
Intuitively it seems leaving the heating running would use more energy than letting the car cool a bit. This because every degree colder the car gets, the less rapid the further cooling. (This is the same reason keeping your thermostat lower in the winter / higher in the summer reduces energy...
The biggest cost of hard acceleration is wearing out your tires faster! Lots of posts on TMC from people who burned through their tires after getting their car or buying Accel Boost. (Btw the battery provided the energy that went into wearing down those tires).
Here ya go! 2021 BMW i3 Review, Pricing, and Specs
“To make up for its stingy 153-mile driving range, the i3 can be ordered with an optional gasoline-powered engine to provide additional range—something buyers who aren't quite ready to let go of internal combustion may find comforting.”
In flyover country (e.g. Kansas) the chargers are 120 miles apart. This determines your frequency of charging stops more than your battery size. If there were chargers at more highway exits it would be a huge (effective) range boost for my MY!
I don’t need a bigger battery… I need a denser...
I think they would be a gas powered “range extender” (makes electricity for the car, as opposed to being part of the drivetrain).
Great idea and bonus points of it could be left at home / work site except when needed.
Degrading the battery and wearing out the tires takes energy too! Hence faster acceleration has lower efficiency than gradual acceleration. Save it for when you really need to show off off the line (me yesterday against a 1980s Corvette).
1 is infinity% greater than 0.
Similarly, even a single Level 3 charging station over a large distance is immensely better than none.
Once we have more chargers, EV range will probably be much less of a thing.
We’ll be at the ~300 mile plateau for a few years.
Competition, broader EV adoption, and people demanding good cold weather range will drive it higher someday. Might even make it part of an optimal “cold weather package.”
The wait is worth it! Have faith. 🤞
My MYLR turned 1 today, took delivery last year in Superior. Have loved it every day since.
Over 32K miles, I’ve saved $4,000 in gas vs. my 21 mpg ICE vehicle (Honda Pilot) including 4 long road trips.
“Let it rain VINs!!”