Friday, 14 January 2022 09:19

EV Owner Driving Tesla’s Shortest-Range Car Shares Experience During I-95 Traffic Catastrophe

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati
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...directed power solely to temperature regulation. As other drivers then fretted about their dwindling gas reserves, my EV continuously monitored my power supply. Because EV drivers charge at home and in the community, we are less likely to have just a partial charge, unlike other drivers, who rarely drive on a full tank,” he wrote. 


The Model 3 owner left the I-95 traffic nightmare without any drama, with the vehicle’s navigation directing Kanninen to a nearby charging station when the roads opened up. He said his car still had 50 miles of range left by the time he reached the EV charging location.


Meanwhile, drivers of vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine could be seen waiting in long lines at gas stations, which were overwhelmed and snowed in themselves. 


The fact a lot of misinformed takes about electric cars were published following the I-95 traffic jam proves there is still a lot that must be done to inform and educate the public about electric cars. If the Washington Post could make a completely erroneous take about how electric cars could handle an overnight gridlock in the middle of winter, after all, it would suggest electric cars’ real capabilities and advantages over ICE vehicles are still largely unfamiliar with the mainstream audience.  


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