Edd Beesley· Super Moderator
At GPS 70mph in winter in seven years? No, that's an unrealistic expectation.Can I please pick the hive-mind of the e-Niro drivers on here?
I have a 30kwh Leaf at the moment. I love almost everything about it, except the range when on a longer motorway run, especially in cold/wet weather.
I've also got a second car, which basically only gets used for those longer journeys.
I'd like to sell both and replace with one EV.
However, it would need to cope with a 200 mile round trip without charging. That's 100 miles out, and the same back again. No charging at the destination. Mostly motorways, sitting at 70mph.
It would need to do that summer or winter, dry or rain, and with the heater or a/c on! And it would need to get me home with a reasonable margin left so I'm not panicking all the way home about if I'm going to get stuck...
And it would need to do it today, and for the next six or seven years (as that's how long I tend to keep my cars).
It feels like a lot of demands! Can the e-Niro do that? Or am I expecting too much?
I'd really appreciate the wisdom of your experience before I make an expensive mistake!
I managed 230 miles in winter (something like 3 degrees) at about 65mph indicated (not GPS) and arrived home with the battery warning on and --- miles displayed. No rain, a bit of wind but not a gale, one very small passenger, no luggage.
If you're willing to accept driving at 65mph, or a ten minute charge somewhere on the way home, then you'll be ok.