Something else that can significantly impact the range is climate. Cold winter weather can reduce the range up to 40%, it’s recommended to preheat EVs while they’re still plugged in and then switch to the heated seats/steering wheel instead of using cabin heat.
A/C also impacts the range, something to consider for everyone who’s been in these heat waves.
I’m waiting for my civic to die so that I can replace it with a Bolt. I joined a couple FB groups a while back and have learned a lot. The Bolt should be a good daily driver for me. I may have to fast charge once in awhile. For longer trips we might consider taking one of the trucks or renting a car if charging is too inconvenient with the time frame.
We ordered a new F-150 with the tow and heavy payload package for SOs electrical business back in March (still hasn’t arrived). When they announced the Lightning we seriously looked into it. Being an inverter it would be seriously convenient on a jobsite. Unfortunately he just drives too much for it to be worth it, at least one day/wk it’s likely he’d go over that range, especially in the winter. And too many rural jobsites that don’t have power and are nowhere near fast chargers. We may reconsider when our second truck needs to be replaced, by then there should be some affordable used Lightnings around.
Thinking about my horse friends. There are a few that could get away with a range like that, even in the winter. But it definitely wouldn’t work for my trainer or at my parents farm.