Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
How Many Miles On A Charge?
The Tesla affair is interesting. Elon Musk the redoubtable entrepreneur behind electric car-maker Tesla, took the New York Times to task for saying the car ran out of juice before its stated 265 mile range.
The NYT hack said the car ran out of battery before it had done that distance.
Musk pointed to the data log which showed that the NYT hack had driven faster than he had stated and had driven around in circles.
A bunch of CNN hacks did the same journey later, ending with plenty of charge to spare.
It’s a useful insight into the state-of-the-art in electric cars.
You can probably get 200 miles plus, but is that satisfactory in a car costing $100,000?
Probably not, unless its a second/third/fourth car for doing the shopping.
For which the price seems a trifle high.Tags: electric car, insight, mile range, new york times, shopping