Polestar 2 (Thunder/Slate)
Lol, what hype? No one in their right minds believe the MPG estimates on ICE window stickers, why are EV ranges held as gospel?Thanks.The stop was only 2 minutes (to drop off a laptop). I just feel pretty stupid to have believed the hype about the range, and now have a 3 year lease to put up with and a car that is totally impractical for anything other than very short commutes.
This is the only real use case where an EV is just not the right car for you.Where it wouldn’t work is for multiple longer journeys in one day where rapid charging is not easily accessible, but I don’t need that usage pattern. If I did, I’d probably run a diesel hybrid, as Mrs Fidelis does, which can go 800 miles if needs be - which it never does
When you drive an EV, you always know when spring is coming because your range starts to increase.Last October’s consumption figures, when the weather was warmer at say 15’C, were significantly better - by about 50%. It was even better on longer journeys - by a further 10-20% - when I could go 180 miles using 78% of charge.
From Norway - 140 miles =225 km, short, depending on cold weather, cold battery, your right foot, weather rain, short trips, highway etc. Had the car 3 weeks now, cold weather here, down to - 10C, average - 5-19C. Mixt driving highway and city, up in the Mountains, so, with battery full 280-300 km. My average consumtion around 2,45 kW/10 km. Acceptable, I thinkNow really quite fed up with the range after 2 months. Have never achieved more than the equivalent of 140 on full charge. Customer support say that is to be expected in cold weather, which makes a mockery of the range calculator on the site. The car is not really practical at all for day to day driving.