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Old 12-09-2018, 05:34 AM
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VW Group, including Porsche, Audi, etc., says next gen ICE will be its it last

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I've been saying for awhile that major auto companies would invest less and less in ICE, and eventually zero.
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I saw the VW article, makes sense to me. I agree that lack of a unified charging infrastructure (a gas station is a gas station, proprietary charging is painful) is a concern. I am hoping my next vehicle will be an EV. My longest drive is about 320 miles - San Diego to Las Vegas. Put a unified charging station in Barstow and I'm sold.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:29 AM
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Audi and Jaguar EVs show worst real-world range in this winter comparison test of 5 EV SUVs.
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Audi and Jaguar EVs show worst real-world range in this winter comparison test of 5 EV SUVs.
the Kona is doing surprisingly well, especially given its small battery.

The question on the German cars (including the upcoming EQ) is why they reserve a large portion of their battery as a non-used spare.

But if driving dynamics is a priority, I will take that over range.
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The question on the German cars (including the upcoming EQ) is why they reserve a large portion of their battery as a non-used spare.

I haven't followed things all that closely since I won't be in the market in the near term. If that is what is happening (reserving more of the battery) some possible explanations might be that they are just being conservative (which shouldn't be necessary given that there are some very high-mileage Teslas around to learn from), or possibly their battery tech isn't the best, or possibly they have in mind selling future range upgrades.

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