Thread necromancy incoming...
I felt I should give an update after more than a year of driving the car. I'm now approaching 30k km and no perceptible battery degradation. No major technical issues with the car.
My previous post was a warning of what winter driving would be like. I thought I had experienced the worst case ; I was wrong. In the dead of winter, the range can go down to less than 100 km! In order to reliably do the trip to the mountain, I have to mess with the climate control, turning it off most of the time and turning it back on when the windows start frosting up. One time I did it with passengers and had to charge the car slightly before the return trip, probably due to more weight and more humidity (so more window frosting).
Winter driving as a whole is brutal. The traction (or lack thereof) in particular. I have never gotten stuck (in negligible amounts of snow, no less) as often as while driving this car. The back half of the car acts like a dead weight (a kind of ball and chain, if you will) and the front wheels don't seem to have sufficient traction to move the back when it's stuck in snow.
Other than winter driving, I really have no complaints about the car. The battery in the trunk is somewhat of a hindrance, but really rarely gets in the way. It's well equipped and drives nicely. Traction is the only real downside. Putting the battery in the trunk is really a critical failure : bad weight distribution leading to bad traction, and obviously an impact on the cargo space.
I had the back suspension replaced on warranty (the actual spring and piston part) due to both of them doing a kind of mousy rubbery noise while driving and hitting small bumps. It was really a minor, almost negligible problem, but ironically, the absolute silence of the car made this problem very noticeable (I couldn't hear anything other than that noise) and reduced my appreciation of the car as a whole. So I'm glad that the dealer covered it on the warranty.
Not much else to say. No maintenance at all is nice. Absolutely nothing to do on the car beyond tires and windshield washer. I secretly laugh at ICE owners gassing up their cars at service stations when I drive past them
Note: I was saying before that charging was slow, but CCS charging is consistently FAST. No issues there. I don't remember the actual values, but all my attempts were around something like 40-50kW. I seem to recall 300-400V at 100+ amps.