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[Tesla] And since the car can be responsible for most of the stressful and boring parts of the trip, you arrive far more rested than you would in an ICE vehicle.

I swore that I would drop this thread....but come on! This is Tesla fanboy claims.

This isn't Model T driving. This is modern car driving. The stressful parts of the trip are when an 18-wheeler suddenly changes into your lane ahead of you to avoid a car parked on the shoulder. An unexpected hump across the road that tossed the car up in the air and the cruise control beeps and says "Cruise cancelled. Loss of Traction." (Never saw _that_ before! I guess hitting that hump at 80 MPH must have lifted the tires off the road for an instant.)

Modern cars have Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, etc. Whether it's a Tesla or a Honda ot a Toyoto, all have this stuff. None of them are less stressful than the others. I would hazard to say that a Honda/Toyota EV doesn't drive much differently than a Honda/Toyota ICE.

Boring? Every damn highway trip is boring. Can't take a nap, can't read a book, have to hold the steering wheel and watch the road and the other cars on the road. Funny thing: the Lane Keeping Assist sometimes complains "Steering Required" when you are on a long flat, straight stretch of road and don't need to -- and therefore don't -- wiggle the steeering wheel.


You let the navigation system plot out a route, and then you modify it as you wish

Humpf. We had no need to "plot out a route". Just glanced at google maps to verify that I-30 would take us to Dallas, get in the car and go. The on-the-road route modifications are usually "Honey, I need to pee, pull off at the next gas station."


Overnighting at some place with slow charging available will let you start out with a full battery in the the morning. Or charging while eating breakfast works nicely.

This of course presumes that you are the only electric vehicle at the motel or restaurant. One motel we stayed at there were probably 40-50 cars in the lot. The 9'th thru 50'th (or maybe 3'rd to 50'th) people are going to have a looooong wait before they get to plug in.

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My son has a 10 hour drive from Albuquerque to Dallas to pick up his kids from the other grandparents. Each way. That's a long, boring, tiring drive no matter what kind of car you take, Tesla or Honda.
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