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The Electric Car Might Be the Perfect Second Ride

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Aug 20, 2006
    Silicon Valley
  2. user497

    user497 Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    I could not agree more with that statement. 2-car families would be crazy not to have 1 of their cars being electric unless they both have very long commutes. My wife and I both work and one of us commutes every day with our Tesla. We could easily make the drive with the Leaf or MiEV. Then on the weekends we drive the Tesla 90% of the time (basically all the time except once every 3 months where we go more that 150 miles or if we are going out to eat where the parking lot situation is sketchy - but we tend to avoid those restaurants these days). I'd love to see one of the EV automakers make an agressive push to get the 2-car families to switch. Going after this market the first few years while the batteries improve and allow longer ranges seems like a no-brainer.
  3. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

    Jun 22, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    I agree that was a fairly decent read except for the repeated reference to electric cars not making sense on a energy conservation level, which is simply plain wrong. The energy conversion as long as you stay with electricity is pretty darn good. Though I suppose everyone here knows that :)

  4. EVNow

    EVNow Active Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Not sure why people have a problem understanding the meaning of primary. To us Leaf will be the primary car i.e. the car I use most often. ICE car is the second car that I use 10 times a year. I guess these guys call their vacation home as their primary residence ;)

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