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Old 05-23-2018, 03:59 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ksa8907 View Post
I mean no offense, but that is a fairly common price point for a lot of people. When you (they) are looking at cars in the 20 to 30k range, a phev or ev can be a reasonable compromise to avoid gas costs.
Yes, the median price of a new car in the US is $35,000.

Furthermore, the average age of a new car buyer is nearly 50. I imagine older car buyers are less likely to purchase an EV, or anything else radically different than what they are used to. That's bad news for me, since I only buy used and want the new technology features.

I think a gen I Leaf will be perfect for me though. I don't need more than 50 miles range for local trips, which is what an EV is meant for, and I have many ICE vehicles for hte longer trips.

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