Is the long range battery worth the price
Thanks. Sorry for not enough info. I'm retired. i don't commute. I have plenty of time for road trips. This is my first EV. I live in Delaware, not many super chargersI am not sure how you would expect anyone to give you any viable opinions on this without YOU providing more information, like your use case, your budget, your average commute, what exactly you are looking for in an EV etc etc etc.
So, here is my answer to your question, given the lack of information you posted.
Yeah. I get that. I'm just wondering, there has been so many price changes. Could the price of the long range battery go down?
Thanks. Sorry for not enough info. I'm retired. i don't commute. I have plenty of time for road trips. This is my first EV. I live in Delaware, not many super chargers
Well said 1I'd say the price difference between SR/SR+ and LR will always be about what it is. Now, COULD the overall prices go down...sure but who knows if or when that would occur. Things change...but conversely, they could go up too. With any type of technology (and this car is technology) you buy when you are ready...worrying about future price changes will just make you wait indefinitely. Either you want it or you don't.
Hmm, I like the proformance thing. I had a 4 cylinder car. it stunk! On road trips, I usually stop every couple of hours anyway (I'm old), so, I don't need it, I can afford it, the added performance is the thing. Very helpful. Thanks. JKOk, thats more info
With the extra detail, I will now say that, for you "it depends".
If you are retired and dont commute, you dont have an issue with daily range. If you live in a residence where you can install a home charger for general use, the lack of superchargers around your area will not really effect you, unless you are traveling somewhere.
In your case, I believe it boils down to:
1. How much money you can (or want to) spend
2. whether you value additional performance in cars (the long range car is faster, and is the equivalent of buying the 6 cylinder vs the 4 cylinder in ICE cars, sorta... at least from performance standpoint.
3. how many road trips you take, how far they are, and your tolerance for having to possibly stop more in your road trips and what that might be worth for you as far as spend goes.
In your use case, no you dont "need" the long range battery. Very few people actually "need" it, but many "want" it for various reasons which are all valid.
I love it! Spoken like a true Canadian ehh, You make a great point. I guess the only difference really is the GO FAST.I love my SR+ and have not once regretted getting the shorter range.
- Destination chargers are everywhere. Even in northern Canada. And Superchargers are abundant on major routes, never more than 200km apart (for routes I would drive).
- SR+ is more efficient. I’m averaging 126 Wh/KM (202 Wh/mile). Granted winter is here and that will go up, but even my 8km trip in 0 degrees Celsius yesterday was only 105 Wh/KM (168 Wh/mile).
Unless you consistently need to go long distances, I really don’t think you can beat the value of the SR+.