The Most Efficient EV On Earth

“Tesla’s Model 3, the most important car to come out in decades, has a confirmed range of 310 miles, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That figure applies to the long-range version of the Model 3, and echoes the vehicle specs released by Tesla back in July. It also makes the Model 3 one of the most efficient passenger electric vehicles on the market.”
 
See Tesla’s Model 3 has a range of 310 miles, EPA confirms
Just a minute here. Tesla 3 certainly can haul a family of 3 around quite efficiently but suppose there’s just one guy driving alone to work…

The typical commuter is driving less than an hour to and from work. More range in the car may be a big waste. Look at the numbers:
Tesla Model 3 uses 75kWh to go 310 miles, 4.13 miles/kWh.
My preference, the Solo EV, uses 16kWh to go 100 miles, 6.25 miles/kWh.

It seems to me that Solo EV is the winner on efficiency.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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15 Responses to The Most Efficient EV On Earth

  1. Kurkosdr says:

    Until Robert actually takes delivery of his wretched tricycle and pays for it, all he’s doing here is blowing hydrogen sulphide out of his capacious rear end.

    I had missed this Oscar Wilde-ry style of speech.

    Welcome back *sniff*

  2. Grece says:

    You are better off buying a Nissan Micra, instead of waiting for years on something that won’t ever happen.

    http://www.nissan.ca/en/cars/micra

    Continuing further, according to the DOE and EPA, the most efficient EV right now is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Robert.

  3. Grece says:

    They did send a single-bank Solo to USA for testing

    There is no evidence of that, you nor EM will even tell us who the entity is, that it was shipped too. Why so secretive Robert?

  4. Grece wrote, “They cannot make up their minds, even though they allegedly manufacture the battery arrays”.

    Solo has two battery-bays. A Solo can roll around Vancouver very well on one battery. They did send a single-bank Solo to USA for testing/showing. It’s not an issue for consumers who will get the full car, not a prototype.

  5. DrLoser says:

    I believe you mean “cynosure,” Grece.
    Even that is underestimating Poglet’s hypocrisy. Let’s be honest about this. Until Robert actually takes delivery of his wretched tricycle and pays for it, all he’s doing here is blowing hydrogen sulphide out of his capacious rear end.
    Do not feed the troll!

  6. Grece says:

    Believe you Robert? LOL…GASP!…CHUCKLE!!!

    You are the epithet of hypocrites.

  7. Grece says:

    How far does Model 3 go with the heater on?

    A hell of a lot father then the non-existent fantasy SOLO ever will Robert. I even remember you whining about the SOLO specs, whereby they have not even standardized on a battery size. At first it was 8kWH then 16KWH, then 8kWH again.

    See where this is going? They cannot make up their minds, even though they allegedly manufacture the battery arrays.

  8. Kurkosdr wrote, “there is no way they are going to deliver at the promised price or date”.

    I expect the Chinese will deliver under cost and earlier than expected. That’s what they do. EMV doesn’t want to waste time making Solos they have to retrofit for North America. It takes some companies three years to get through the red tape. Now, with Trumpists in power, it will take three months, “BELIEVE ME™”.

  9. Kurkosdr wrote, “let’s see how it does with the heater on.”

    Well, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. How far does Model 3 go with the heater on?

  10. Kurkosdr says:

    While the Solo is NOT even recognized by the DOE or any other U.S. entity for that matter.

    Exactly. Let’s see the official range of this thing. And let’s see how it does with the heater on.

  11. Kurkosdr says:

    It has a VIN. It exists.

    Since you brought it up, how many vehicles has EMV delivered so far? How many in the last month?

    Look, nobody said the Solo doesn’t exist, what we have been saying is that the Solos are being banged together by hand in Jerry’s Body Shop and there is no way they are going to deliver at the promised price or date.

    There was this video a while ago which showed people in Jerry’s Body Shop applying body filler by hand, you know, just like it happens on a normal assembly line.

    I would like to see the assembly time, the bill of materials (including cost of custom parts) and the labour on each Solo vehicle. Something tells me each Solo so far has been produced at a net loss for EMV, with Jerry having used the preorder money to make Solos for him and his friends (aka early backers) and plans to leave everyone else high and dry when the preorder money runs out.

    Let’s be honest here: Tesla has the financial clout to paper launch the Tesla Model 3, aka initially produce it at a low rate and at a loss while they fix their manufacturing problems. Let early preorders and journalists play with handmade cars that cost 10x their price to produce while Tesla finds a way to manufacture this thing. Which of course means the Model 3 is the automotive equivalent of the GeForce GTX480.

    But EMV has no plans for proper mass production of the Solo beyond some vague talk about some Chinese factory. They are a Body Shop that used to make fake Porsches (no, really) and they have no assembly line.

    Again, how many cars did they deliver last month?

  12. Grece wrote, “you can brag about a non-existent vehicle”.

    It has a VIN. It exists.

  13. Grece wrote, “its obvious that the Tesla EV is the clear winner here.”

    The Model 3 and S are not even competitors of Solo in some sense. Solo is all about short trips and commuting. It’s the clear winner there, where 80% of driving happens.

  14. Grece says:

    Actually Robert lets use figures used in the real-world and not made-up numbers pulled from your feeble brain.

    The 2017 Tesla Model 3 Long Range has a 126 MPGe combined city/highway rating. This equals to be 27 kWh/100 mi.

    The 2017 Tesla Model S (75 kW-hr battery pack) has a 98 MPGe combined city/highway rating. This equals to be 34 kWh/100 mi.

    Sales numbers for the model S in 2016 were over 23K. While the Solo is NOT even recognized by the DOE or any other U.S. entity for that matter.

    So to finish, you can brag about a non-existent vehicle that’s not even being built/sold, but its obvious that the Tesla EV is the clear winner here.

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