jadnashuanh wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:19 pm
In a one-car family, the REx can work. My personal experience even with my BEV is that about the time the battery is nearly discharged, I'm ready to get out of it, so a longer range wouldn't be a very useful thing.
As a one-car family, I'm toying with the new X5, as it has a large enough battery so I'd not be needing the engine most of the time, and with it, unlimited range with quick refills at any gas station along the way.
One engineer says he can make a non-rechargeable, but quickly replaceable, aluminum-air battery that could go about 1500-miles between replacements which would clip in and out. No nasty environmental chemical issues as hopefully, we won't run out of air, and aluminum is one of the most plentiful elements on the planet. It has about 8-9x higher energy content than LiOn batteries.
It is my understanding that the original X5 hybrid only gave about 10 miles of useful battery-only range and the new model still only gives about 25-30 miles. Maybe useful for short trips to the grocery store but not much else. Especially with what cold winter weather will do to that range. Still, if I was buying an X5, that's probably the one I'd buy.
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