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I saw this tweet from a CNBC reporter and I think it's an interesting question about the RZ's range. Is the 225 mile range enough for people? Or should it be more?

It's interesting that it's in the same range as the Bolt despite it being in two different price brackets.

225 miles would be enough for me but I don't do a lot of commuting these days.

 

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Well, of course we all would love to see more range; in fact I would gladly give up some HP for more useable range. I can imagine that they are playing it conservative like with the bz4x and Solterra, so when real world range is documented it is more than expected...good for commercials and marketing, unlike a particular manufacturer who never meets range estimates. : /
 

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Here is food for thought: “Lexus says at least 90 percent of the RZ’s 71.4kWh lithium-ion battery will be retained over 10 years.”


I, too, am eagerly awaiting for the epa and Canadian official numbers, but having 90% range for 10 years is unheard of. I would really hope for at least 400km initial range rating for the price.
 

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In my case a BEV is not the primary road trip car and I have a PEV (NX 450h+) for that. So, 225 is probably enough.
I think the real world range for RZ is going to be close or above the "to be" Model Y "standard" range (when/if it comes out). We know they have a 71.4 kWh battery, and Model Y "long" range has 75 kWh and standard range likely in the low-mid 60's. Assuming Teslas are a bit more efficient, RZ will come with a larger battery than Model Y "standard" range and the actual range should be similar or better.
 

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In my case a BEV is not the primary road trip car and I have a PEV (NX 450h+) for that. So, 225 is probably enough.
I think the real world range for RZ is going to be close or above the "to be" Model Y "standard" range (when/if it comes out). We know they have a 71.4 kWh battery, and Model Y "long" range has 75 kWh and standard range likely in the low-mid 60's. Assuming Teslas are a bit more efficient, RZ will come with a larger battery than Model Y "standard" range and the actual range should be similar or better.
If it does end up being in the same ballpark as the Model Y standard that'll be a solid win for Lexus I think.
 
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