I road-tripped in Toyota's new electric SUV. Its painfully slow charging and short range made the drive take forever.A 9-hour drive in Toyota's new electric SUV showed me how brutal EV road trips can be with the wrong car.www.businessinsider.com
This thing needs to be killed. Best charging speed of 43kw on trip, and poor range, i would light it on fire.
I am okay buying a used AWD bZ or RZ down the road if new second gen Toyota/Lexus BEVs are priced through the roof in 2026 and beyond. TBH, only Toyota/Lexus BEVs would be the ones I would consider buying used in their 7th year.
The more these "lackluster" BEVs sell in quantities, the more selection I have in the used car segment down the road if I can't force myself to buy a brand new BEV if pricing is still getting way out of hand.
I just wish Toyota/Lexus can sell new BEVs directly to the consumer and bypass some of these greedy dealerships down the road.
What's so bad about the software? I didn't see many complaints on a bz forum, compared to software (among other) issues with Tesla's on TeslaMotorClub.and also, it is just a terrible EV. You should not want to buy that, it is thirsty, charges stupidly slow, software is bad, etc. It is just really non competitive vehicle so you should not do that no matter what.
What's so bad about the software? I didn't see many complaints on a bz forum, compared to software (among other) issues with Tesla's on TeslaMotorClub.
that is because only several thousand people got theirs. It is just terrible.
IE You can not see your battery percentage in the car, only on phone. You can not pre-warm the battery.
Miles left goes down heavily if you just turn on AC or Heater, by some large predetermined amount without any reality included.
Last 8% of battery shows as 0%. They also forbid fast charging for more than 2x per day. In real life, their charging speeds are super slow, slower than pretty much everything.
They do not integrate their multimedia with charging map. They also dont support Plug & Charge.
Just everything related to it being an EV sux.
As to my comment with Toyota owned dealers, basically the reason for them to bring it in house is to increase their profit, not lower the price. We have Toyota owned dealership in my city, they have highest pricing in country. Does not matter that it is in Europe, it is the way they do business.
This is why you see many reviews coming out saying it is a bad vehicle for EV.