Submitted by lolachampcar on February 10, 2013
My over riding concern when buying my Zero (electric motorcycle) last year was range. I was obsessed with the state of charge (SoC) gas gauge for the first few weeks then slowly stopped paying attention to it. The bike got plugged in when I got home and, unless I was doing something way out of the ordinary, it had more than enough range to do anything in my daily routine. After about a month I got to the point that I really could not tell you what the SoC was apart from an estimate from contemplating the use so far that day. I found it odd that my over riding concern when I bought the thing became less of a concern then the same function on my ICE bike.
Fast forward almost a year and I am four days into MS ownership. I started with all kinds of interest in the projected range and power consumption but that is starting to wane a bit. I believe I am headed for dejavu all over again and will soon get to the point were I simply will not care with the SoC is. The car (P85) has way more range than I will use in 99% of my daily driving thus SoC really is not important.
Are there any MS owners out there have gotten beyond the remaining rated range and simply stopped caring?