Be careful with your estimates of range and charging costs when considering high-mileage driving. I was all in on an EV - still have my Rivian reservation - but I've cooled on it somewhat after taking a closer look at the expected savings in fuel/cost for my regular driving pattern, which includes weekly 700-mile drives.This actually just swayed me to order one. I absolutely hate how it looks, but I spend almost all of my free-time doing animal rescue, and if I could have an electric vehicle with some self driving capabilities and a climate controlled cargo area, it would really help a lot. I left at 6AM yesterday to do an animal transport and didn't get home until 10PM. 12 hours or so of driving, and $150 in gas. I have another 12 hours of driving tomorrow for more animals. So, that will be $300 in gas over 3 days versus $90 in electricity with an electric truck. Plus, a lot less brutal on me. And I would actually be able to afford the payments then. HA!
I responded to your post. You didn't do the math right as your charging times are doubled up. You are also basing it on using charge America which is like $1 per kilowatt versus .12 cents when charging at home at night.Be careful with your estimates of range and charging costs when considering high-mileage driving. I was all in on an EV - still have my Rivian reservation - but I've cooled on it somewhat after taking a closer look at the expected savings in fuel/cost for my regular driving pattern, which includes weekly 700-mile drives.
Using Tesla's route-planning app, I found that I was better off in terms of $/mile and much better off in time with my current Audi TDI compared to an EV. High-speed, long-distance travel just isn't the sweet spot for EVs, I'm afraid.
I think it makes sense either way. My i3s gets used just that way for short range, but is just a little too short range for comfort for any longer range trip. I expect my R1T mostly will also be used short range but will have longer range ability but that obviously comes at a premium. I think BEV works fine as a long distance hauler too once you're comfortable with the small challenges of planning ahead for charging. I don't plan to own any more gas vehicles - I'll rent them if needed.
It will rarely make financial sense to purchase any new vehicle (unless as an example you financed a luxury vehicle and move to an econobox to reduce your payment).
Check out the new video & details in the post I just made here:The EV Hummer will be direct competition with R1S.
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