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I'm frankly not interested in what a carnival huckster like Elon Musk has to say.
Hybrids have an engine to take over when the batteries get weak, so battery life is not as critical as in a pure electric vehicle. I'm not particularly panicked about the future, just taking a very conservative wait and see approach especially when it comes to spending my own money. I fully admit to being an inveterate cheapskate. No doubt at some point electric cars will reach overall economic and utilitarian parity with ICE vehicles but I do not believe it is going to be with lithium-ion batteries.
In the meantime I have done extremely well picking up older, inexpensive ICE cars that are at or near the bottom of the depreciation curve. If you know what to look for there's a very good shot at not needing expensive repairs for years. So no electric car for me until I can take a similar approach for the same or less money. I'm not holding my breath. :)
I drive old beaters, but the wife will buy something new periodically and keep it for 10-15 years. We just went through this last year - hybrids and electrics were not even considered for a nanosecond.
New and improved are not necessarily the same thing. I'm not even sure what a so-called "infotainment" system is supposed to be, it doesn't even sound like a real word.
Posts in this Thread:
- OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, MI-Roger , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:50:56
- Yes, the range is true, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:50:33
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 19:52:13
- The problem with EV ranges...., Noel , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:16:10
- These kinds of trips are no problem at all, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:55:20
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., EGD , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:16:18
- Idle fees, A1-turbo, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:07:24
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Snowmobile , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:03:34
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Craig, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:05:15
- I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, Noel , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:28:05
- Re: I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, No Snaab, Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:58:01
- It depends. We can do the whole run in one day, Noel , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:09:35
- I agree 100%, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:54:48
- Sad reality of vehicle range, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:53:40
- 4 mph, vvk, Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:02:33
- lease does not make any sense, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:02:47
- autopilot, Snowmobile , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:16:49
- Plug-In Hybrids, i.e. Chevy Volt, Bill Homer, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:38:34
- Chevrolet Bolt, A1-turbo, Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:53:09
- Re: Sad reality of vehicle range, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:44:19
- Current Tesla ranges, A1-turbo, Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:02:13
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Justin VanAbrahams, Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:54:30
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