Choosing EV based on handling, performance, styling....

Discussion in 'General' started by miatadan, Apr 21, 2021.

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  1. My sister tells me there are a lot of Teslas in North Bay, a place with long, cold winters, and the nearest Tesla location over 350 km away.
     
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  3. brulaz

    brulaz Active Member

    PlugShare says North Bay has a 6 stall 250kW Supercharger? What's missing up here North of Barrie is high wattage CCS chargers. One of the reasons we currently prefer Tesla.
     
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  4. 100% disagree. I bought it for the handling and the fun-to-drive factor.
     
  5. Recoil45

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    Makes sense to me but I have never owned a practical vehicle. Everything has either been a sports car or diesel truck. A car has to excite me to buy it. I don't care about fuel costs, maintenance, efficiency or practicality.


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  6. Would this excite you?
     
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  8. Recoil45

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    The Porsche and McLaren certainly do.


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  9. Obviously you haven't spent much time in a Porsche 911 at Laguna Seca Raceway. Now that's fun to drive. Yes that me driving. Seriously considering converting my 914-6 to electric for time trials and autocross events. Got to love instant torque, no shifting and one pedal driving

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  10. Recoil45

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    No shifting would be a major negative for myself and many track day people. It's one of the small items that actually makes the experience.


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  11. I suppose. But I have rowed around enough tracks that I have gotten to the point that I am fine focusing on my line and breaking points and apexes and wouldn't miss shifting, or missed shifts at 9000 rpm (ouch) the old 911 gear boxes were not real precise and the 914-6's are even worse.
     
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  13. If you're comparing a small SUV to a Porsche 911 I don't think I can help you.
     
  14. I think Fastnf was just trying to say SUV's do not have good handling compared to a sports car. Even in ICE vehicles , very few SUV's get good reviews for handling with the exception of the Porsche Macan

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  15. Would the 2021 BMW 330e PHEV still be considered decent ?

    Electric range is 22 miles ( 35 kms ) but still RWD with good handling. Rebate is $2500 ( Canada )

    Seems the BMW i3 is now out of state, they have not made many changes since introduction...

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  16. Recoil45

    Recoil45 Active Member

    Actual handling and driving nice are two different things. BMW SUVs drive really nice. Braking and steering feedback is excellent. But saying the handling is amazing is not realistic. It's an SUV, it can't handle well without adding "for an SUV" at the end of a sentence.


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  17. The BMW 330e is not a SUV but part of the 3 Series sedan

    https://www.bmwblog.com/2020/06/24/test-drive-2021-bmw-330e/

    https://insideevs.com/news/365541/bmw-330e-sedan-specs-photos-videos/
     

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