gday wrote:I did a 300km round trip (150 slightly downhill and 150 uphill) and I used AC for at least 60% of the total time. My extrapolated range was 490km. The range at 100% was showing as 505km so I am fairly confident that I could reach 500km on a full charge. The cost in Ontario at the cheapest charging rate was 0.008 per km so less than a penny. Driving it was great fun and the pickup on the highway is excellent for me. Felt very solid and stable. Range anxiety has been diminished for me for sure.
It really seems that KIA has nailed the requirements for an EV that most people could adopt tomorrow without range concerns at all, and without sacrificing performance, ability to cruise at typical highway speeds, etc.
Now they just need to make them a lot more readily available and ideally lower the price some.