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

Discussion in 'Model S' started by nwdiver, Aug 27, 2015.

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

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

    96 vote(s)
    59.6%
  2. Rented an ICE for trips

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Rented a truck for projects

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  4. Own a 2nd vehicle for (rarely used)

    53 vote(s)
    32.9%
  5. Own a 2nd vehicle (used for trips)

    13 vote(s)
    8.1%
  6. Own a 2nd vehicle (used for projects)

    17 vote(s)
    10.6%
  7. I can get to the airport for trips :)

    25 vote(s)
    15.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. nwdiver

    nwdiver Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. kushari

    kushari Model S 70D

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    The Model S is my first car.
     
  3. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. KidDoc

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    This. I have the S and she has F150.
     
  5. CmdrThor

    CmdrThor Member

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    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.
     
  6. Olle

    Olle Member

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    You need to add a choice for Tesla as main car and ICE as city car. I have Tesla for road trips and Mini Cooper around town
     
  7. FreeOfPge

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    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.
     
  8. SmartElectric

    SmartElectric Active Member

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    Two EV family, loving the silent motoring.

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  9. mwulff

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    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.
     
  10. Takumi

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    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:
     
  11. JPP

    JPP Active Member

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    ...see my signature. ICE free. Both cars daily drivers. No worries.
     
  12. Panoz

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    Not possible to be ICE-free, JPP! Not! Must.burn.gasoline.Must.
     
  13. nwdiver

    nwdiver Active Member

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    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:
     
  14. EarlyAdopter

    EarlyAdopter Active Member

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    My Model S is the only car I use, and, when feasible, the car I rent when traveling.
     
  15. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

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    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.
     
  16. Erleichda

    Erleichda Member

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    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.
     
  17. eloder

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    Own a Leaf as my only car :)
     
  18. gene

    gene Active Member

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    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
     
  19. FreeOfPge

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    Personally, taking anything other than a Model S on a road trip is pure misery.
     
  20. Pilot_51

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    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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