Old Top Gear EV1 Electric:A mixed review but certainly better than Clarkson has provided in modern top gear!
Well perhaps not the exact Range Anxiety term but "paronia about battery life..stress of running out of juice" etc sounds very similar. Also claims of 101 mile range not being achievable by driver sounds familiar. His reluctance to turn on Air Conditioning in heat also had resonance with me - I did that run from LA to Las Vegas up through the desert a few years ago in an ICE. Having rejected an expensive "more suitable" upgrade I wasn't convinced the smaller motor would make it up a steep incline with AC draining power so switched it off to family's annoyance.There was no "Range anxiety" until GM coined the phrase after they crushed all the EV1's, just people like QW/JC pushing the range to the limit for laughs. At least QW made a valid point at the end comparing them to mobile phones.
Have you seen the film "Who killed the electric car?" ?
It's a bit "conspiracy theory" but a lot of the arguments stand up...
Indeed.The EV1 had ~500kgs of nimh pack, with 500kgs of lithium it'd have a range of about 500 miles....!Its interesting that they had a "100 mile" range car back then on lead acid batteries.. and the co-efficient of a jet fighter!
I've seen "Who killed the electric car" and "Revenge of the electric car" both interesting films with the latter offering more hope for the future!
Essentially the car manufacturers ARE invested now and not just because of a overturn-able California law, because of much more!
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Oh, I was agreeing with you. The Active E had to get even heavier as a result of getting heavier. I'm sure 85kWh in an i3 would be up there.I don't know, it had a fibreglass body and aluminium frame, but more importantly cD of 0.19 and a small frontal area. It went 160 miles on 26kwh of nimh weighing 500kgs. Tesla get 85kwh from 500 kg of lithium, so 500 miles seems a reasonable ballpark!