I like the fact that it is purely designed to be electric- no petrol powered vehicle converted to be electric, with all the compromises of building a body/frame that can take both electric motors and petrol engines. I am sure the prices will come down when they reach the market, and you also have government subsidies, company discounts and so on
You get 350 miles of claimed range, so it will all depend on how much you travel daily.There is fast charging and now there are companies that will enable you to change your flat batteries with full ones, in I think 10 minutes at special stations.Hybrids are good in the city but tests show them using up more fuel when they run out of battery power or used in motorways or for fast driving.I am quite happy with normal petrol/diesel engines, but will consider full electric in the future, if they build a good/cheap one. I don't have to admit to anything, I believe
One of the main issues of Hybrids and to a lesser extend electric vehicles is the way their drivers are portrayed. Southpark and Family guy have done some shows on that.Some of this is true, as you discover if you drive behind a hybrid diver, going slowly, looking at the green recharge screen instead of the road... Even worse if you are in the car with them, when they try to make you look at the screens too, convinced that the energy that recharges their battery as they stop early is free, ignoring the fact that if they were actually going a bit faster and managed to go through the green light they would not have had to stop and collect "free" energy.We need a hugely green energy source and a production of electric cars that is also hugely green, and cheaper in the long run.Buy what you want.
Survive what? The new Hummer is a new 4WD car posted in a thread of 4WD cars for people that are interested in that thing. Some are, some are not.
Survive your need to stereotype Hybrid and EV drivers to try to make a point.People choose these for any number of reasons and while I am with you about the crazies driving among us as you describe I would hardly assign that driving behavior to all who drive the Hybrid or EV cars.
I think any point was made pretty clearly in the past few posts.......