At this point, if we stick with the S reservation and ultimately buy, it may require that we go down to a single car household to swing it, then again we may sell the ICE and keep the Leaf as the second car, depending in part on what Nissan's response is to the premature range loss fiasco that is unfolding.
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Cheezmo wrote:GaslessInSeattle wrote:People want a car with enough range that they just don't need to think about it much, for most of the life of the car; they want to drive their car, they don't want their car to drive them.
What a great post! I think you really nailed it. I was willing to make compromises and enjoy planning trips with QC stops, etc. so dove in with the Leaf. But as you can see the practicality (and need for long range) led me afterward to the Volt. I love them both. But the Volt is the "don't have to think about it" car. Only thing is I do think about it and "gas anxiety" on the Volt is as bad or worse than "range anxiety" on the Leaf.
Of course the average person would not obsess over that and would not have to, which is why in my opinion the Volt is more "mainstream" as we are seeing in the sales results. I get a lot of people asking me "so which do you like better" and I have to say the Volt. The Leaf does everything except go as far as I need it to. The Volt does everything except stay completely electric (I'll take the 95%+ I expect I'll get), plus the Volt just handles better and that matters to me. Oh and you don't have to press "OK" every time you start the Volt.
old way, safe way, comfortable way, WRONG WAY!!
sorry but i cant buy that because i cannot afford to buy that. the biggest problem is not the range of the EV, its the support of the EV. remove every gas station for 300 miles and see how well someone with a 400 mile range car will like it...
THEN we will talk about EVs "limited" range