Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Re: 1000 mile trip uses 40 gal of gas or 286 lbs of coal
Cue incoming "Tesla is perfection, Model 3 means sedans aren't dying, don't question Tesla" comments from a certain poster.... haha
Really it all depends on what you do with the vehicle - if you literally never go anywhere but a few miles from your house, a BEV is a realistic option. But if you run around a lot, or go on longer trips, a PHEV is the best of both worlds - save gas using the electric charge, and zero range anxiety as you can just fill up.
As someone pointed out, the system isn't ready for a complete shift to BEVs yet. Can it get there? I'm sure it can, but it's not ready yet. At the moment, unless you operate on renewables, all that's being done is the pollution is shifted from one area (currently the car itself), to other areas - the power facility (again, if not renewable), battery production, etc.
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