Thought of the Day: Range or Price? (Nikki, April 22, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from last week about EV Holidays and asks what’s more important: EV range, or EV price?

Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the Transport Evolved universe. Every weekday, Nikki and Mark will take it in turns to explore a story that catches our eye, developing a back and forth conversation between Transport Evolved’s two regular hosts.

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  • Dennis Pascual

    Personally, my answer is yes. I prefer both. I want the range AND the speed to recover the range. However, if I had to choose, I would say that rapid charging is more important IF it is ubiquitous. nnnAfter all, back when I drove predominantly ICE vehicles, it didn’t really matter if I have a car with a gas tank that can go 200 miles or 400 miles, as long as I have access to fuel when I need it.nnnThe same thing applies for my EV.

  • Someone Just

    Range or price ? Range is price. People need to learn what they really need not what they think they need. In short EDUCATION.

  • Guy Gooch

    Glad you both had a great Easter!! nI need a bigger battery, I’ll pay more because I love driving our LEAF. I just got back from about 60 highway miles doing about 60 MPH and I had about 25% battery left. So now I’m home and will be charging all night unless I go to a rapid charger which is about 17 miles away. nA Road Trip, with Nikki and Mark would be awesome!!! nIf you guys would bring the family to Miami Florida I would love to take you all for 2 days in Key West. Rent LEAFS and drive the Florida Keys. But right now there is no electric highway there. I’m pretty much at the end of the Changing Stations for now. But South Beach is EV Friendly and a great place for the whole family.nSo please consider South Florida for your next trip.

  • Duncan Booth

    Visiting all 4 compass points sounds quite fun. From Wikipedia:nGreat BritainnNorthernmost point u2013 Dunnet Head at 58u00b040u2032N 3u00b022u2032W, known also as Easter Head, Caithness, Highland, ScotlandnNorthernmost settlement u2013 Skarfskerry, Caithness, Highland, Scotland at 58u00b039u2032N 3u00b015u2032WnSouthernmost point u2013 Lizard Point, Cornwall, England at 49u00b057u2032N 5u00b012u2032WnSouthernmost settlement u2013 Lizard, Cornwall, England at 49u00b057u2032N 5u00b012u2032WnWesternmost point u2013 Corrachadh Mu00f2r, Highland at 56u00b042u2032N 6u00b013u2032WnWesternmost settlement u2013 Grigadale, Highland at 56u00b043u2032N 6u00b011u2032WnEasternmost point u2013 Lowestoft Ness, Suffolk at 52u00b029u2032N 1u00b046u2032EnEasternmost settlement u2013 Lowestoft, Suffolk at 52u00b028u2032N 1u00b045u2032EnnnNot sure about the Westernmost point: the point given by Wikipedia is Ardnamurchan Lighthouse which is westernmost on the mainland but if you wanted westmost reachable by road you could get further West driving onto Skye.nAnyway, if you stick to the points above Google says 1,250 miles to go North, West, East, South