We just drove my 2022 TM3 RWD, 2032 miles and just arrived at our SE Arizona home. We've been here for 4 hours and the grid power to the whole valley just failed. $h*T happens. Luckily we have about a 50% SOC, but our car may be our refuge depending on how long this lasts.As for me keeping a high SOC for emergency situations, it's an probability thing. The chances that I'll unexpectedly need a lot of range are very low. The benefit of a lower SOC is higher.
We're in Portal AZ (Cochise County) Here's the outage map: