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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-21-2018, 11:15 AM
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Idk about those numbers, guess it depends on who you ask. I myself am not remotely considering an EV until there are a lot more charging stations available.
The inability to just jump in my car and drive off for the weekend easily is right up there with the huge price increase of BEV. I assume that is what keeps most people away as well.
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"likely going electric next purchase" and wanting now are quite different.

I am likely to go electric within about 5 years, but no way do I want one now.
I want the right one right now, but Lincoln's apparently going to make me wait for a PHEV MKC-replacement.

And in 3 years I'd seriously consider a BEV Mustang convertible.
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I live with an EV. I drive it daily. It has a 80-100mi range. There are only a few trips per year I can't drive it. A fast charging 250-300mi range would extend it to 100% of trips. I know it is hard to get people to believe that electrics really are livable, but the future is here. And, after just getting back from a week in NYC, it really can't get here soon enough. Imagine how much livability would improve if you didn't have to hear loud exhausts all **** day long. No fumes. That day will be a beautiful day, even if it takes 20 years to get here.
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The inability to just jump in my car and drive off for the weekend easily is right up there with the huge price increase of BEV. I assume that is what keeps most people away as well.
Really just takes a little more effort and is well worth it. These are just the Marriot Hotels with EV spots available.

https://www.marriott.com/corporate-s...icle-hotels.mi
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