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This is very telling about EV reviews in general and how unrealistic they are. They don't have home charging, proper home charging, the best and easiest way to charge and the reason we don't worry like he does about charge and range on a daily basis.

Conclusion, you need a decent untethered home charger to review EVs as they would be used by the majority of EV owners. Otherwise it's like reviewing a petrol car in a location with no filling stations within hundreds of miles.
 

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This is very telling about EV reviews in general and how unrealistic they are. They don't have home charging, proper home charging, the best and easiest way to charge and the reason we don't worry like he does about charge and range on a daily basis.

Conclusion, you need an decent untethered home charger to review EVs as they would be used by the majority of EV owners. Otherwise it's like reviewing a petrol car in a location with no filling stations within hundreds of miles.
Range anxiety on a 40 mile round trip at 50mph? extension cable across the path? Dear,oh Dear..o_O
 

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I guess the reviewer knows his audience and has written a piece that will reinforce their stereotypes. It's an accurate account of the first week's adaptation to an EV (but without the motivation that comes from making a financial commitment). I wonder whether he would have written anything different if he had driven a LEAF, i3 or Zoe.
 

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Probably worth pointing out that Sniff's reviews are rarely serious, nobody would base a car purchase decision on one of his reviews.
His site is much more about poking fun at the car industry in general.
 

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This is very telling about EV reviews in general and how unrealistic they are. They don't have home charging, proper home charging, the best and easiest way to charge and the reason we don't worry like he does about charge and range on a daily basis.

Conclusion, you need an decent untethered home charger to review EVs as they would be used by the majority of EV owners. Otherwise it's like reviewing a petrol car in a location with no filling stations within hundreds of miles.
I think you're absolutely right. Kind of stupid for VW (or anyone) to give out press cars for a -week- without checking the drivers ability to charge at home :rolleyes:
 

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I guess the reviewer knows his audience and has written a piece that will reinforce their stereotypes. It's an accurate account of the first week's adaptation to an EV (but without the motivation that comes from making a financial commitment). I wonder whether he would have written anything different if he had driven a LEAF, i3 or Zoe.
Did this guy even get a charging card to work with,or was he just handed an extension reel with the car?
 
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