just back from first road trip in the EV. good and bad to it.
Good - its a great highway cruiser, keeps speed up hills with no effort, no revs or dropping a gear. Chargers are just under 2 hours apart, about 60% of the full battery. charging is very fast with the automatic preconditioning, got just under 1000 km/h charge rate in gundagai and never waited for a stall. Superchargers cost 69c kw/h, more than even peak rates at home and a lot more than overnight (24c) but still cheaper than petrol in most cases. The app would not connect in gundagai (vodaphone black spot) or even in canberra despite decent cell signal. This means you have to guess or go back to the car to see how charging is going. The rate can halve if someone pulls into the adjacent charger so its nice to now these things and take your time over the coffee.
With the large boot, frunk and storage under the boot floor, it loads up almost as well as a full sized station wagon for a family trip.
downsides - you're locked into where to stop. We usually stop in gundagai but wander around the old town, the railway station and bridge. We could do that but still require a 20 minute stop at the services. Reach albury at 40% charge so had to top up a bit for the stay, then again before heading back. The hotel had 4 off brand chargers, which i didnt have an adapter for and which were always parked out in the evening by whoever got there late so was out and back to the charger as needed. Goulburn supercharger is just the far end of a park from the main street where we'd usually stop. bit of a quiet spot if you were alone late at night though. Canberra charger is stuck out near the airport so sort of out of the way. got back to sydney on a single charge though. Took 25% more charge heading south than north.
Autopilot and phantom braking. It was dangerously bad. Anyone parked off the road, brake. A truck parked in a truck bay 20 metres off the road, slam on the brakes. Half a dozen other times i couldn't even figure out what it saw. I found the setting to turn emergency braking off but you have to do that every time you get in. Was constantly aware of leaving large gaps behind cars when overtaking before i found this just in case the car freaked out again.
Auto steer - lethal. Tried it twice on clear stretches and didnt get to 30 seconds with it It tried to follow the solid line on the left which was a turn off into a farm gate. I was still holding the wheel straight but what would have happened when it hit the gravel at 110?
Overall its a decent car for the trip, but would still be very aware of where i was planning to go. Eg jindabyne I could get there fine, but if going up and down to thredbo would I have access to even an outdoor socket each night where I was staying, I can see myself using this over my wifes ICE for bike trips where i can plan ahead and am only taking 1 bike.