I don’t know the answer to that. But it does seem like a trivial feature to add a 120v outlet on EVs for various convenience reasons. You can buy as 120v 1000w inverter for ~$200 retail. You could use this to “jump” a stranded EV with enough miles to get to a nearby charger.
For someone concerned about that, I ask “How often do you run out of gas?”
I’ve never run out of gas because I’m a responsible person and occasionally look at my gas gauge. How often do YOU run out of gas?.. now, if the answer is similar to mine, why do you think you’d have that problem with EVs?
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Especially considering that EVs typically start warning you, over and over when you are below some threshold, such as 50 miles remaining. And, at least in a Tesla you can get a very accurate projection of how far to go to get to a charger and how much energy the car is using for the drive train, climate, wind, elevation, entertainment, etc. and hints on what to do to drive more efficiently to arrive without getting to empty.
Never had a gas car with those features
I ran out of gas a few times in my younger days when trying to stretch my limited funds. But that’s not what I was asking. Is there anything that Tesla does in particular, such as a network of service responders to call?
I haven’t keep up with this but some time ago people were talking about Tesla making house calls for repair work that did not need to be done in the shop. That included on the road assistance like the AAA offers.
You don’t want to struggle to change a flat tire on your car when it’s raining at 11:00 at night. With a roadside assistance plan, all you need to do is make a call and a technician will come take care of it for you.
Coming to your neighborhood: Tesla Mobile Service Rangers make house calls
Possibly because there’s a gas station on every corner, sometimes three to a block. While EV chargers are vastly less well populated. So your attempt to make these situations “equal” ignores the most important part of the issue, ie, “refilling.”
I agree. This doesn’t make any sense. The car is telling you, you are low on power, you tell it to find you a charging station nearby. It tells you the closest one and you head to that charging station. Why would you run out of power? The charging station is to far away? That is because you didn’t pay attention. My ICE car doesn’t do anything like the Tesla does. I think anyone arguing the point really doesn’t comprehend how easy Tesla makes it to never run out of your charge.
I have a Nav system in my 2008 Dodge Ram and 2018 Toyota Rav4 but do not have it where it watches when I am going empty. But maybe the newer ones do that. It wouldn’t surprise me. But that still just says how easy it is now not to run out of gas. I have always driven a lot of miles and never have ran out of gas though.
Sure. Also to the tire wear and pressure. And oil level. And windshield wiper fluid. And transmission fluid. And battery health. And …
The point, which you have purposely missed, is that people often “don’t pay attention.” With a gas car that’s not a big deal (although the almost-million a year who run out would argue otherwise) because there’s a filling station on every street corner. The EV will “tell you how to navigate to a charging station, where you can spend 20 minutes cooling your heels.”
Clearly not an insurmountable problem as charging stations become more prevalent, charging times get reduced, and home charging becomes more common. For now, just another impediment to overcome for consumers and consumer perceptions.
I pay attention to reality, and how actual consumers react, not to how fanbois rationalize everything. See the difference? I didn’t think so.