The xxx kWh per year/month is a much better plan in my opinion. If it is truly free and "all you can eat", it promotes hogging the chargers and plugging in at every opportunity even if a charge is not needed. Tesla has bounced around on if (and how much) free charging is offered with their various models.Offering x years will not affect my purchase decision at all. I travel by car only a few times per year and do the majority of my charging at home.
Far better ( for me! ) would be a set number of kWh with no expiration date.
I think that in the vast majority of cases laziness will be more powerful than greed. I have free charging but I won't drive 10 minutes each way to get it because it is so much more convenient to plug in at home. Also the wise man knows that fast charging is harder on his battery. That factor will, however, become a "don't care" pretty soon with the new "million mile" chemistries.If it is truly free and "all you can eat", it promotes hogging the chargers and plugging in at every opportunity even if a charge is not needed.
It was probably hyperbole, but taking things too literally is what makes the internet fun. As you point out, most charging is done at home. That charging is much cheaper than filling up a gas tank. Broad strokes and averages here, so your mileage will vary (literally) depending on your driving patterns and your actual electric and gas costs.prices are high enough that operating a Rivian is going to cost me more in "fuel" than operating my Lexus SUV
Especially if you're going to the kind of places where Rivian's are marketed as being suited for - small, rural towns where I've found it's typically more expensive to fill up.You should take into consideration that you often pay higher gas prices when on a road trip in an ICE vehicle.
Disagree, Arizona has had these charges since the early 1980s.Demand charges are kind of unusual for residential users,
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