As with the choice between a fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, the ideal battery size depends on your transportation habits and your reality.
The battery is full every day thanks to home charging.
Daily travels are what defines the necessary range and therefore the ideal battery size.
Save money by choosing a model with a range that meets your daily needs.
If you choose a vehicle with a battery that is too large for your needs, you will be paying for kilometres of range that will never be used.
In this typical example, the driver can choose from several models with a range of 200 kilometres or more, thus saving several thousand dollars on the vehicle’s acquisition cost compared to models offering a greater range.
However, a person whose daily travels cover a lot more mileage should consider a model with a greater range. Greater savings on usage-related costs will quickly compensate for the higher cost of acquisition, which then becomes justified.