I am sure Tesla will get something out of opening up the SuC network but we will be the ones SuCKing it when there are no spots for our cars that we paid a premium for...Everyone has preferences that translate to some bias. I find Munroe to back up his bias with reasons and admit when it is simple preference.
Watching that video of tearing the two companies thermal units down it's hard to see anyone arguing with his conclusions.
We still don't know what " Opening up the charging stations" to other vehicles will entail.
Seems to me idiotic for Tesla to do this without getting something out of it.
I believe one motivation is for government subsidies.
Another is profits from selling electricity. I would think other vehicles will be charged more ( or tesla vehicle owners will get a discount.) but who knows.
More on charging.
I'm not sure the Mach E charges as well as the MY. Either at super charging stations of home.
I would think you've looked into that already.
And I'm curious how the two compare in charging rates and efficiency.
The Mach E certainly gets worse mileage and range.
Trying to compare most similar models the The Mach E AWD with an EPA range of 211 miles 93 combined MPGe while the Tesla MY LR AWD with EPA range estimate of 326 miles gets 121 MPGe combined.
Even the RWD extended which gets estimated EPA estimated range of 300 miles only gets MPGe of 97 combined.
Stats are better than personal preferences to me but as you imply there are lots of things that fall into the decision process.
I have a MY LR and find the ride to be fine. YMMY. I like trucks and sports cars so the MY is very comfortable for me.
My biggest dislike for the MY is the dash. While many love the simple clean look I would like dashboard gauges in front of me in addition to the screen.
That's my preference and I know others have the same one. While others love the way it is.
Having only looked at photos of the Mach E dash I think I like it much more than my MY but all in all I am extremely happy with my Tesla MY.
As for range, the EPA ratings are seriously flawed. Based on some of the tests I've seen like the ones I think it was from Edmunds, not a single Tesla exceeded their EPA rating but several others did by considerable margins. Actually it was pretty common for others to exceed their ratings while Tesla couldn't even MEET theirs.
For example the MME CA Route 1 almost equaled the range of the M3 LR and beat the MY LR by 27 miles real world range even though it is rated for about 20 miles less on the EPA test. Or looking at it another way, the MM3 beat its range by 39 miles and the MY LR fell short by 9 mile. The MME just narrowly missed having the longest range of any BEV they tested so far.
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