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Old 09-01-2011, 08:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When enough early adopters with EV infiltrate the populace, the change to EV will become more acceptable. Plus there's a learning curve- the older farts (like me) grew up on/around ginormous V8 slugs; it took a while (still not 100% penetration) to adjust to 4 cyl FWD. In my case I tentatively dipped my toes into the EV world with an electric "bicycle" and after gaining experience with that feel ready to graduate to a bigger EV- that might be the way many get into it too since electric bikes seem popular enough.

As far as the heater drawing lots of power in winter, all I need is a 4 square inch opening in the frost on the windshield to get going courtesy of years of driving VWs and Corvairs in the winter! So I wouldn't have much range penalty from that.

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