On long trips, I believe charger-hopping to stay in the speediest part of the charging curve gets you to your destination far quicker than extended legs for any given EV, since the tapering in the upper part of the SoC would keep you at the charger all day. Plus you'd need to make pee stops anyway. I need to stop every 2 hours, so 90 minutes between charges/rest stops would be perfect for both comfort and keeping the charging in the bottom 50-60% of the SoC where it's fastest.I did two 1500+ mile road trips in the past few months In the outback. If I had to drive 70 mph + stop Every 90 minutes + slow time to recharge + time on/off freeway, I think I’d still be on the road. If they can get it to 3-4 hours between charges on the highway with a reasonable recharge time, it’s doable for me.
if I’m going to buy a car with crappy charging and range, might as well get the Volvo or polestar which are a heck of a lot more fun to drive. Will see when I actually drive the solterra how it compares.
no matter what, still looks like I’d be paying full-price for out dated tech on the most important aspect of the car unless they change things up before they start delivering. 🤷♂️