Its not a practical standard, its a psychological one. I drive a PEHV with a 29 mile electric only range, and go months without buying fuel, weeks without using the gasoline engine at all, and most people would be able to geet by 90% of the time or better with 75 mile range and an overnight recharge, or a 4 hour recharge if they can charge at work. But before people who don't know any better can be made to at least look, they'll never realize what their realistic practical needs are. Whenever I try to explain this I always have to deal with the "well, you have another car" (true) or "you work for a car company and drive a company car a lot of the time" (also true) before I get to the part where my daily 16.3 mile commute uses 33 kWhrs one way, which when you consider I charge for free at work means I'm spending less than $2.25 cents a week on fuel, and it'll be even more practical when I get a solar roof.....Jeffrey wrote: ↑Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:20 amThat’s an unreasonable metric. Who actually needs that much range and to recharge that fast? 500 miles is 7 hours of driving at 70 mph, your hypothetical driver can only afford 30 minutes to recharge so he can drive another 7 hours?
The average driver drives 30 miles a day and their car remains parked for most of the day, time that it can be recharging. For a road trip, 300 miles of driving or ~4 hours with a 40 minute bathroom break to recharge is more than reasonable. Consumers need to be more realistic, the problem isn’t on the manufacturers end.
No, to get the masses to consider it, you have to convince them they can drive halfway to Florida on a full charge or can get a days worth of commuting and errands in 30 minutes. My data points may be high or low, but the concept holds.