Yes that is correct. My mpg has dropped recently to 47.2 at 14,274 miles. That translates to 302 gallons used so far. You ask why? Because I have been enjoying Polestar mode a lot and freaking love it! Damn this is fun to drive!12k miles / ~239 total gallons into the tank = 50.2 mpg?
That’s right on the nose. They’ll probably have similarities from both being first out of the gate on SPA 2. Whether Polestar will be the ‘coupe’ versions of the Volvo SUVs remains to be seen (depends on if C40 spinning off from XC40 is a one off or a trend…C60 maybe?).I've been trying to figure out the difference between the upcoming xc90 replacement and the Polestar 3. Thomas Ingenlath said it'll be 5 meters, so around the same length. But looking at the teaser it seems it'll be the "coupe" version of the platform and the xc90 will be taller. The difference is probably it is a sportier, coupe version and Polestars are sportier than Volvos are, overall.
As far as the xc100 goes, from the silhouette teaser, it looks like it'll have the potential to be boxy in the rear, so more room and utility and hopefully a decent amount of space for 3rd row passengers. The Concept Recharge is upright in the rear, but sloped. That can be easily modified for an xc100 shape.
But the long range PHEV from GM, aka Volt range extender, has been discontinued after only a few years.10 years ago Volvo talked about a PHEV with 100 miles electric range. I think the first to market with a long range PHEV would have a huge winner.
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Too many other things wrong with the car. The successful PHEV I’m talking about would still have to be a great car…..good acceleration, practical, good looking, well built etc.But the long range PHEV from GM, aka Volt range extender, has been discontinued after only a few years.
I love range extender, but media and people think it not cool.
A 20 mile phev like the one they have works for a lot of buyers. Most family trips are under ten miles each way. 100 miles is more of a work range and running ice part of the way isn’t a deal breaker given that I can charge at work. The new XC100 will be all electric and by that time the XC90 range could be 30 miles. I think that’s more than enough choice for an suv.Too many other things wrong with the car. The successful PHEV I’m talking about would still have to be a great car…..good acceleration, practical, good looking, well built etc.
Technology will make Fully electric vehicles the vehicle of choice in the long run but in the short run a T8 with 100 miles of all electric range would sell I think. Especially if it could recharge fully in 20 minutes….it eliminates range anxiety while allowing you to go electric for 99% of your local outings. For long trips you can use it as an ICE vehicle…..at least I’d buy it….
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I can understand people always wants more from a car at this price. They don't mind carry more battery that is not actually used in daily life. However 30 miles e range will be more attractive of course, and is probably possible in SPA already. I will wait and see what LynkCo 09 PHEV will offer, with higher battery capacity and 100+ HP motor on SPA platform.A 20 mile phev like the one they have works for a lot of buyers. Most family trips are under ten miles each way. 100 miles is more of a work range and running ice part of the way isn’t a deal breaker given that I can charge at work. The new XC100 will be all electric and by that time the XC90 range could be 30 miles. I think that’s more than enough choice for an suv.
I want the ev too but it won’t be here for three years or so, at least if you want a Volvo. There aren’t many 7 passenger ev models out there.. none that have three real rows of seating. The way I see the charging is I get to do most of my trips without using gas/getting closer to having to go to a gas station. It doesn’t bother me that it takes a long time to charge. If I have to go to ice mode due to no charge I’m just where I’d be if it was a T6.At times my car is plugged in for 12+ hours at a time, for a mere 24 miles during warmer weather. After a while i came to the conclusion in those 12hrs i could have charged over half the battery pack of a BEV, at one time. That would last over a week in my commute.
I love my T8, it's a techno marvel, but I'm ready for trade in to a XC90 (or whatever they will call it) EV. I hope the feds will increase the EV rebate to 10k. If XC90 EV will come in at same price point as the BMW IX, i maybe looking at Rivian.
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