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Renting an ICE instead

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I got my EUV in late 2022 and have about 5500 miles on it. I love almost everything about it, except for the lack of reliable fast chargers on road trips in the Northeastern U.S. I鈥檝e read what others have posted about their long trips and the strategizing that goes into what was once pretty straightforward with my old ICE vehicle. With that in mind, I think renting an ICE vehicle is the most practical way for me to travel by car for a few hundred miles.
Anyone else already reached the same conclusion?
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To average 200 miles in winter requires efficiency of about 4 mi per kWh, assuming the trip starts at 80 percent SOC. Given Midwest temperatures and even a modest highway speed of 65, that鈥檚 a stretch.
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To average 200 miles in winter requires efficiency of about 4 mi per kWh, assuming the trip starts at 80 percent SOC. Given Midwest temperatures and even a modest highway speed of 65, that鈥檚 a stretch.
Why on earth would you start a preplanned trip of 200, or more, miles, with an 80% charge?
Fair point. But recent experience on 700 mile round trip at 20 degrees F leaves me highly skeptical of any claims of >3 mi/kWh at even modest highway speeds.
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I have often wondered about this. What with the mining needed to produce the minerals needed for the batteries and the rare-earth elements to produce magnets for the motors, are EVs actually cleaner? Yes, tailpipe emissions are eliminated but are these gains lost to other processes?
I love my Bolt because it鈥檚 zero emissions and not because it鈥檚 zero impact, which no manufactured product can be. btw, I鈥檓 sure there are more than a few academic papers on this topic, if you鈥檙e interested.
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