We (husband and me) like our P85 quite a bit but are far from the fanboy type, so we don't usually get into debates with other people about the merits of EV or Tesla in particular. However, this morning someone asked about our P85 and said that the charging times were a deal killer for him.
So I asked what he meant, since in our use the charging is always at night and it's only on the rare occasion when we go on a long road trip that we have to use superchargers, and they take about 20-30 minutes to get enough charge to move on to the next destination.
He didn't quite get it and I laid it out as follows...when I had a an ICE, I was going to the gas station twice a week (I have a 100 mile r/t commute each day). The gas station was about a 10 minute (r/t) detour from my normal route and then I spent about 5 more minutes pumping gas. So, I said, every week I was spending 30 minutes on fueling the ICE. Now, I just plug in when I get home and the car is fully charged in the morning.
I then did a quick calculation and said that I figured I was saving 25 hours a year with the Tesla. If I go on a long trip that requires the use of a supercharger, it's not more than once a month (likely less than that). So assume I spend an extra 30 minutes on this over the time it would take to refuel an ICE. That's a total of 6 hours a year.
The other guy was silent for a bit, and then said "I don't believe that."
There are fanboys, there are deniers and haters, and then there are the rest of us...
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