Mercedes EQC

Jaguar I-PACE, Audi e-tron, Mercedes EQC — Electric Autobahn Range Disasters

The entrance of the Model S in Germany was considered a failure about 5 years ago. Autos of this class were expected to be “Autobahn capable,” which in Germany translates to driving for 3 hours at 130 mph. Of course, nobody ever does it, beside car magazine journalists testing their (and the cars’) endurance while driving in the middle of the night. In day time there is far too much traffic to do stupid things like that.

Tesla Thanks VW

Today was another exciting day for the electric drive aficionados. Volkswagen presented its ID. sub-brand to the world, with the first model, the ID.3, ready for reservation. The times that VW was short for VaporWare are over.

Tesla Model 3 = Lightning, Model Y = Thunder

Maybe this isn’t the right metaphor. Lightning and thunder are essentially the same things — just the light and sound manifestations of a certain phenomenon.

Nonetheless, in a sense, I guess you could say that the Model 3 and Model Y will be different forms of the same thing as well, right? Different vehicle forms using the same powertrain — or a very similar powertrain.