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For sure, but
Posted by vvk (more from vvk) on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:12:33

In Reply to: But they ARE a problem., Noel [Profile/Gallery] , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:26:06
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Absolutely, if there are no superchargers on the way, you are not able to make that drive. A few points, if I may:

-- you make that drive only a few times a year. The rest of the year you would benefit tremendously from using an EV. You can rent or you can use a second car.
-- supercharger network is growing by leaps and bounds. You will probably be able to drive that route in the future.
-- public chargers are added every day. Perhaps there is a CHADEMO charger on the way? Use plugshare.com to look that up.

Cars are expensive these days. A BASE two seat pickup is $30k with no options. A Honda Civic is $30k. The price of an average new car is $35k. A perfectly practical EV with 200+ mile range is $35k minus federal and state tax credits (Chevy Bolt.) A used Tesla Model S is $40k and that car has aluminum body and is rated for 500k miles. A used EV for around town use is $5-7k. Yes, a new Tesla Model S/X is fairly expensive at around $70k minus government incentives but you have to take into account fuel savings. And that price is not all that high these days. Plenty of people have one kid and buy a $70k SUV as a family car. I am talking Ford/Chevy here, not Lexus or Mercedes.


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