The electric car revolution needs to woo buyers on average incomes to win sales in the European mass market, but it will crash and burn if manufacturers persist in providing unaffordable vehicles with fanciful range claims.
I’ve been road testing electric cars regularly for more than two years now, and not once has a battery-only vehicle met the claimed capacity for its battery after hours plugged into my home charger. The average shortfall is close to 20% with the MINI electric off by 32%. The range leading Tesla TSLA Model 3 with minus 5.3% and 2nd place Kia Soul’s minus 4.8% were
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