Model Y which I have, does not go 200 miles after your first stop, and at the average supercharger does not charge 10 -90% in 30 minutes.Anyone else worried about the prospect of taking their Hummer EV on road trips? Its massive battery and low efficiency have me concerned.
I currently have a Model Y, which has a 82 kWh battery pack and can get me around 250 mile range. The Hummer EV has a ~200 kWh battery pack and closer to 300 miles range. You never really get the full range they state.
Right now; on road trip with the Model Y I stop on average about every 150-200 miles and it take me about 30 minutes to charge to do that over again. Remind you that this is with very quick Tesla superchargers. It can average about 100-150 kW charge rate.
So when I think about the Hummer, how would it compare... So we have 2.5x the battery capacity, and the Hummer must charge on typically much slower chargers. Even top tier Electrify America chargers have been know to only pump out 50-100 kW.
So now that 30 minute charge with my Model Y, now takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to charge up a Hummer. On top of that; public charging stations are more expensive per kWh of charge than Tesla super chargers. So now the cost of charging has also gone up by a factor of 2 to 3. Yes; the Hummer EV's will have 300-350 kWh charging capability, but seeing that in reality and not just on paper are two totally different things.
I plan to do a lot of road trips and I'm not sure if the Hummer EV would be the right choice for that. With the truck weighing ~$9K lbs (double the weight of my Model Y), and obvious not-so-great aerodynamics, I am quite concerned.
Anyone else have any thoughts?
V3 superchargers are few and far between so we are mostly stuck at <150kW max rate chargers, and if the stations is busy they are max 75kW because all those supercharger stations share plugs.
Yes, Hummer is bigger, less efficient and has a huge battery, and EA stations do not have 100% reliability, more like 90% although my experience has been 100% at EA stations in my limited experience with my E-Tron, which by the way still has the best charging curve of any EV out there for the most customers, does not matter if you plug in at 10% or 50%, you still get max charge rate all the way to 80% of 150 kW.
Comparing Model Y (economy car) to Hummer Ev (luxury off road truck) is a bit of a silly comparison. If you want to do that comparison, lets try with 5 adults inside, maybe some hauling and trailering, and a little off roading, to make the comparison fair. I would bet people buying Hummer have more then 1 vehicle, and if they are going cross country, may not choose it for that. BTW, we don't take our Sierra 2500HD Denali on road trips either even though it has over 700 miles of highway range and fuels in 5 minutes. There is no EV made that could keep up with it on a road trip, it could tow a trailer and beat a Lucid Air across the country by a lot. That might be an idea for an upcoming youtube video, a Lucid Air driving, and one on a trailer behind an HD diesel pickups, see who gets across the country first.