Here are my random musings as someone who purchased our first EV last July, a Mustang Mach E, and just purchased our second one, and iX, a few weeks ago. Please keep in mind that these are subjective opinions. First, I found that there is no need to purchase an aftermarket wall charger as long as we had a 240 V outlet in our garage. Both the Ford and BMW mobile chargers that came with the car provide ample charge overnight assuming you’re not driving 200 miles each day. On that note, don’t charge your vehicle to 100% unless going on a long trip. Second, leave your keys a decent distance away from your vehicle because I’ve read on multiple forums that batteries have sometimes drained because the key continues to communicate with the vehicle even when it is off. Third, even though the vehicle costs a lot of money, we are still beta testers for the iX being some of the earliest adopters. Therefore, some of these EVs will have problems and most dealers likely will not be able to handle or address them right away because this is new for them assuming the parts are even available. Fourth, going on long journeys, you need to plan your trip out. This is something that we no longer have to do that I remember doing in my childhood because we now have GPS. However, you’ll need to find charging stations, preferably EA because of the free 30 minute charging sessions, along the way and plan for stops. Fifth, DC charging is not the best for your battery if you plan on keeping this for the long haul. Sixth, there may or may not be some weird etiquette regarding DC charging. Seventh, the hood doesn’t open and there is no frunk - lame for a vehicle this size. The hatch door goes up really high. So, if you are driving forward into your garage and the tailgate opens towards the garage door, watch out. I don’t know if you can set a lower setting like I can on the MME. Eighth, the car can slip a little out of your control if you’re not expecting the torque. Almost happened to me the first time. Ninth, if you are a shorter driver or passenger in the front seats, your heads will hit the annoying rectangle in the seat. Tenth, the front cup holders are in a weird location because if you are not tall, it will require some bending and maneuvering to retrieve your cup. Eleventh, there are only USB-C charging ports in the vehicle. So, if you only have USB-A cables at home, I think you’ll need one of those lighter adapters to charge or use the charging pad.
Please ask away for any questions you may have. I found this forum to be really useful the last few weeks.