VW ID.3 Worst Edition & Tesla M3 LR
I don’t think it was focussing on the worst possible case, it was more the insistence from some that a Kona couldn’t possibly achieve such a low number unless you were driving it like an idiot.Realism, yes. Focusing on the worst possible case, that is far removed from realism.
It could be just me, but I do prefer to try to understand the various factors that can impact performance, both good and bad. Once I do that, I have the tools to manage the performance that I'm achieving from my car. I can improve or destroy the range depending on my trip requirements.
So, a general statement like EV can do anything from X to Y miles is pointless. It is a car and I can safely say that it will do anything between 0 and 10000000miles. And I will be correct. Please dispute!
And finally, I'm not trying to pretend or fake anything. My knowledge/experience is my own. And conversely, I'm not concerned what other people achieve or do not achieve in their own cars. If I see something that will help me improve, I will test it out. But I do prefer to focus on spreading different ways of achieving better performance. Not publicising "10 ways of how not to drive an EV". Not because of hypocrisy, but because I myself want to be helpful to others.
I think it is helpful to be honest about how bad things might get, especially if you’re new to EVs, the restraint required to get the advertised range is often counter intuitive when the car is effortlessly trying to meet the horizon!
It’s up to folks to learn the finer points of their car and their journeys, of course it is, which is why it’s good to get a range of views before taking an expensive leap.
Where you live has a big bearing, an EV that spends most of its time pottering around then lanes of Devon will get different numbers to one plying motorways all day as will the one being used in the highlands where it’s colder and wetter for more of the year than most places.