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tomhuffman
Springfield, MO
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The EV range of the Mitsubishi, Audi, and VW are all about 30 mi, which is less than the Volt gets now. I won't even consider a Volt unless, as I wrote, the EV range gets extended to at least 45 mi.
As a Leaf owner, I have been thinking about what I will do in 2 years when my lease runs out. My current options are: a) a new Leaf, so long as it has double the range of the current model b) a Volt, so long as it offers at least 45 EPA miles of pure electric range c) The Tesla Model E, so long as the range is indeed 200 miles, has access to the supercharger network, and costs south of $40K A new Leaf would offer regional transportation, whereas the current model is local only. Since Nissan has shown little interest in building out a interstate supercharger network, it still would not be suitable for long trips. The Volt offers everything I need, but I am reluctant to give up the simplicity of the pure electric approach. The Tesla's appeal stands or falls on whether its supercharger network makes traveling to the east coast from the Midwest truly practical. It is not an easy decision.
As a Leaf owner, I have been thinking about what I will do in 2 years when my lease runs out. My current options are: a) a new Leaf, so long as it has double the range of the current model b) a Volt, so long as it offers at least 45 EPA miles of pure electric range c) The Tesla Model E, so long as the range is indeed 200 miles, has access to the supercharger network, and costs south of $40K A new Leaf would offer regional transportation, whereas the current model is local only. Since Nissan has shown little interest in building out a interstate supercharger network, it still would not be suitable for long trips. The Volt offers everything I need, but I am reluctant to give up the simplicity of the pure electric approach. The Tesla's appeal stands or falls on whether its supercharger network makes traveling to the east coast from the Midwest truly practical. It is not an easy decision.
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