Niro 2020 HEV 4
Not a EV Owner as it's not cost efficient to me on my mileage.The other weekend we went up to Greenock from Peterborough. A distance of 344 miles. We left around 7am and arrived just before 4pm. We had a hour break for lunch and a couple of "wee" breaks. Left with a full tank and arrived with just over half a tank, the trip computer said I could do another 215 miles.
It would be interesting to hear how long it would take someone with an EV to do a similar trip.
Given you stopped for a hour. (how far into the trip would make a bit of a difference) I guess a EV could do it in the same time, given a fast charge point where you stopped for the hour.
The main time loss on a EV is when they charge over 80% as that is when the charge rate slows down. Some owners say that the last 20% can take longer than the 1st 80%
Which is why if you watch a lot of u-tube videos. Most only do a quick charge every so often in the fast charge range. Bjørn Nyland does a lot of long driving 1000 Km in EV tests.
If you think a E-Niro can give 282 miles (Kia figure, many people get 300+) A full charge before leaving home & a top in the lunch break.. Should easily match you.
Typical charging time: 20- 80% charged in less than 60 minutes
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Now awaits. the EV would be a lot cheaper as well 🤷♂️