2021 Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2017 Subaru Outback Limited
It's not bad, but it's still relevant. I've never had an ICE car lose MPG or decrease its range as it got older. If anything, fuel economy got a little bit better as they got older.1) is 8% in 100k miles really that much?
In one of the recent episodes, Bjørn Nyland had an opportunity to check the battery degradation of 2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range.insideevs.com
I'm not talking about degradation in charging speed. Just the idea that faster-charging vehicles actually make a meaningful impact during long-distance driving. ICE cars and trucks aren't going to fill up any faster year-over-year at a gas station. It's still a couple-minute process. But going from 140 kW or 150 kW fast-charging to 300 kW or 350 kW charging can make a significant difference when long-distance traveling. I just drove from Baltimore, MD back home to Garner, NC yesterday after an Orioles game. My fastest charge (at a 250 kW charger) took my Model 3's battery from 12% to 85% in 37 minutes. My SR+ is rated for 170 kWH charging IIRC.3) You aren't getting degradation in charging speeds. Just improvements in future models. Just like there are various improvements in all vehicles. And if the EV is used 95% as a daily commuting vehicle at 10-15% it's normal range, charging speed is totally irrelevant as you charge for a hour or two overnight anyway. That speed would be the same for a 2012 Model S or a 2022 Model S.
I was reading a story today on Autoblog where the writer went from 16 percent to 84 percent in 16 minutes in a Kia EV6... and that's with a larger 77 kWh battery compared to my 53 kWh battery.
The rear-wheel-drive Kia EV6 may have longer range and a lower price tag, but you also give up a lot of performance compared to the AWD version.