ANSWERS: 15
  • I would be more likely to buy a fusion vehicle just because I like having a backup in case I can't plug up on a long trip. But I haven't done much research because I don't have the money to buy one. I think the smart cars are cute, but have no idea if they're any good.
  • I've taken the plunge on a modified Ford Focus myself. I will never want to go back. There are issues with it for sure, but saving $6-8 per week on energy versus my previous vehicle is a huge bonus. My biggest concern is range. These companies seem to always advertise 250+ miles per charge, and I don't see that as realistic just yet. There are also concerns about battery life. I've seen the battery life on my vehicle degrade to the point where it is noticeably weaker every year. If they advertise, say 260 miles of range new, but it's really only 240 straight off the lot, and then loses 8% per year, then, even after only 5 years, you'll be down around 158 miles/charge, and sometime shortly after 10 years, down to 100 miles/charge. That'd be a problem.
  • No, I'm not into low horsepower vehicles. 270 HP and up is my limit.
    • Roaring
      how about a new Tesla Model Y performance 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      I'll have to test drive it.
  • Nope. But I did just buy a Dodge Ram 1500. 5.7L Hemi.
    • Gordan
      Uncle is a huge diesel guy and doesn't like the fancy tech of the newest cars, especially the EV's.
    • Archie Bunker
      Hate the diesel trucks.
  • I already had Nissan Leaf for almost a year. It is pretty cool but more like a second car. If it is the only one in the family is not very convenient. One of the problems is the size and space inside. The other problem is the low range which I hope will get better with the new models coming up.
  • not until most gas stations have charging stations
    • Roaring
      A new Wawa in my town has Tesla superchargers.
    • Linda Joy
      Do they use petrol fueled generators like most charging stations?
  • A used one; the cost of new cars is so beyond most markets, it really is stupid.
  • No, my vehicle is all paid for and I don't want to have to take on another payment.
  • I'm ready! But my wallet isn't... I'm in love with my friend's Tesla though
  • I have the Lectron adaptor from Amazon. I used a Tesla wall connector to charge the Bolt for a while till the Juicebox from wall work showed up. If I were to ever travel in the Bolt (which I probably wouldn't, would just take the Tesla), I think it'll be nice to have as I could use many of the Tesla destination chargers at hotels.
  • We drove a BMW i3 for 3 years. Was great, but the range was a little bit limiting. THat thing took off like a scared rabbit. The torque was remarkable. Problem is, the idea behind EVs is that they are supposed to be cheaper and less energy cost to entice buyers and stop burning fossil fuels. Manufacturers keep jacking up the price of EVs, so the whole point of enticing people to save $$ and get into an EV is quickly becoming a myth. They are far less expensive to make, but their cost rivals most gas-fueled vehicles.
  • Never will. They're promoted as "environmentally friendly" but they require huge mining operations to acquire the materials to build them. And have you ever priced a new battery? Replacing the battery will total the car.
  • No, I can't afford one, and they cost more to run than petrol, and even more so with gas and electricity prices increasing here in the UK, a replacement battery costs as much as the car. If the energy for these cars doesn't come from solar panels, wind turbines or even nuclear or hydroelectric, their CO2 emissions will be much higher. For instance, if the electricity used to charge cars comes from the burning of fossil fuels, it doesn’t matter if the electric cars are not polluting while being driven, as this pollution was already released in some distant power plant. Making a car starts with raw materials being extracted, refined, transported and manufactured into several components that will be assembled to produce the car itself. This process is very much the same in both conventional and electric cars. Nevertheless, at the end of the manufacturing process, electric cars are the ones generating more carbon emissions, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. This is because electric cars store energy in large batteries (the larger they are, the bigger their range is) that have high environmental costs. This happens because these batteries are made of rare earth elements (REE) like lithium, nickel, cobalt or graphite that only exist beneath the surface of the Earth and therefore depend on mining activities with very polluting processes. Apart from the weight of the REE, the energy used to produce the batteries themselves is also responsible for nearly half of their environmental impact since most of this energy doesn’t come from low carbon sources. Nevertheless, forecasts show that the electricity generation is improving and there are more renewable sources entering the grid, which would help decrease the ecological footprint of building up these batteries. I think it will be a while before all electric cars are affordable for the average Joe, or efficient and more environmentally friendly, at the moment they are just a gimmick for the rich.
  • when my Hilux dies I might they might make an electric vehicle that does what a hilux does until then no.
  • No, but apparently we won't have a choice by 2030. Word to the wise people, invest in those electric "pump" manufacturers now while the price is low!!

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