But then, the masses still have to drive with things like the Renault Twizy. Teslas Answer to that, the Gen3 is far far off. First there will be the Model X then probably 1-2 other models. They probably will come on with their own roadster... so I'd be surprised if they come before 2017. Also the Model S kinda cheats with it's 57k entry price. With that it will be a very good 2nd car as the range is quiet short, better then the others.. but still short. So for me I'd at least need the 2nd pack. Then we war at 67k, then I'm in Europe so it will be more likely 80k... gulp.
Buying an EV is one thing, being able to drive it beyond city limits another...
In fairness, my interaction with other Coda reps since then has been stellar.
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Real life example:
This week I drove from Texas to Nebraska twice. The distance is just over 600 miles one way. That means the Model S would need twenty hours of charging using a 50 amp RV plug. The first ten hours are done at home so they don't really count. Then there would be two five hour charge stops along the way plus ten or eleven hours of driving making the total trip time twenty three hours. (Hopefully Denise won't bring so much luggage that I can't lay down in the back and sleep during part of the two stops.) That's the worst case. The best case would be two one hour supercharge stops making the travel time thirteen hours. However, I don't expect there to be any superchargers at the two places they would make sense for this trip (Stillwater, OK and Junction City, KS) for many years to come (if ever). Of course, I would be tickled pink if there were. A 500 mile range would only add one four hour charge stop at an RV park with no superchargers required. A 700 mile range would mean no lengthy charge stops at all.
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