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EV your 'primary' car?... could it be your only car? Is it? Choose all that apply.

100% EV household? Multiple options; choose all that apply

  • Only own an EV or (EVs); PHEVs count as ICE

    Votes: 96 59.6%
  • Rented an ICE for trips

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rented a truck for projects

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Own a 2nd vehicle for (rarely used)

    Votes: 53 32.9%
  • Own a 2nd vehicle (used for trips)

    Votes: 13 8.1%
  • Own a 2nd vehicle (used for projects)

    Votes: 17 10.6%
  • I can get to the airport for trips :)

    Votes: 25 15.5%

  • Total voters
    161

nwdiver

Well-Known Member
Feb 17, 2013
8,282
10,953
United States
Since there's still this perception that you NEED a second car if you drive electric (my only car is a Tesla) I thought I'd toss a quick poll out. If this poll already exists please forgive me and link to the old one.
 

mknox

Well-Known Member
Aug 7, 2012
10,103
1,870
Toronto, ON
None of the above. I drive a Model S and my wife drives an older ICE. She is not a "car person" and does not want to spend money on a new car for herself. We use the Model S for road trips (i.e. to see our daughter in Chicago). She will take her ICE to Chicago if she's going alone. She drives her ICE to work (short trip) and I drive my Model S to my work (long trip).

Not sure what boxes to tick to this use scenario.
 

KidDoc

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Aug 6, 2014
348
428
College Station, TX
None of the above. I drive a Model S and my wife drives an older ICE. She is not a "car person" and does not want to spend money on a new car for herself. We use the Model S for road trips (i.e. to see our daughter in Chicago). She will take her ICE to Chicago if she's going alone. She drives her ICE to work (short trip) and I drive my Model S to my work (long trip).

Not sure what boxes to tick to this use scenario.

This. I have the S and she has F150.
 

CmdrThor

Active Member
Jul 24, 2013
1,102
877
Marietta, GA
I own a LEAF which is my primary car. My wife drives a company truck. We still own our Accord for trips. When Model X arrives we will sell the Accord and only own EVs. At some point she won't have the company truck anymore and one of us will drive Model X and the other the LEAF to work. Model X will be used for trips.
 

FreeOfPge

Member
May 12, 2013
440
110
CA
MS is primary, Volt is secondary and F150 used for hauling things that will not fit in the MS, or are too dirty. In the future a MX/trailer combo could possibly replace our current MS/Truck combo.
 

SmartElectric

Active Member
Jul 9, 2014
2,523
2,177
Toronto,Canada
Two EV family, loving the silent motoring.

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mwulff

Member
Jan 15, 2015
348
25
Danmark
We have one car (An S85 Autopilot) and 2 electric bikes for everything else. I commute about 8 miles every day on my e-bike and I love it :)

My wife drives the Model S to work every day.
 

Takumi

Member
Aug 25, 2006
697
332
IL
Two LEAF household. For trips that's not ideal for it, we "trade" with family members' ICE. Decided to go this route to get other family members get behind the wheel of an EV and open their eyes. :wink:
 

nwdiver

Well-Known Member
Feb 17, 2013
8,282
10,953
United States
Might not be a scientific poll but the results seem pretty clear.. the MS works just fine as a primary vehicle for most people :biggrin:
 

artsci

Sponsor
May 10, 2012
6,260
3,257
Timonium, Maryland
My Model S is my only car and it's my daily driver and road trip car (to California and back from Maryland in July). I have no reservations about making long trips and most of the other Model S owners I know feel and behave the same way. So CR is dead wrong about this.
 

Erleichda

Member
Jan 15, 2013
179
180
Portland, OR
Own a Sprinter Van for the fun stuff hauling 5+ bikes, paddle boards, rocket box, fishing gear, kayak, towing trailer, 3 kids and newfoundland. So, that's probably not too common.Wife drives the S since she racks up the miles shuttling kids. Trips along the superchargers we take the S, into the backcountry with the gear we take the van. Will be a long time before we get an EV to handle that job, but the van doesn't get that many miles a year. I drive it to work 7 min away or bicycle.
 

FreeOfPge

Member
May 12, 2013
440
110
CA
My S85 is my only car and I do a lot of long distance road trips. 3 years ago, that was difficult. At this point with so many Superchargers I can go anyplace I need or want. What irks me is the end of the Consumers reports 25 minute video car talk #76, they say only people with two cars can own even the P85D!

talking cars consumers reports 76 - Google Search
Personally, taking anything other than a Model S on a road trip is pure misery.
 

Pilot_51

Member
Jan 18, 2014
593
75
Metro Detroit, MI
Not a 100% EV household, but my Model S is the only car I own and drive. Others in the household own/drive a 2013 C-Max Energi, 2002 Explorer, and 1997 Odyssey.

>95% of my driving is just the 46 mile/day commute. Furthest I've driven in a day was about 90 miles, to work, then airport, then home.

As for trips, the first and so far only trip I have planned is to Yellowstone next year. And yes, I intend to drive my 60 all 1700 miles each way.
 

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