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Old 07-08-2014, 02:23 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by radiantthought View Post
From what I'm reading it should have around a 200 mi range. While that's better than most, it's still not enough for many people to make it their main car. I say this as someone who owns and drives a leaf daily, and can't wait for my lease to be up. I love my car, but I feel very constrained by its range.
EVs now aren't supposed to replace a main car. They are good for families that own more than 1 vehicle, which is most families. As long as 1 of the vehicles has a petrol engine, who cares what range the EV has? It would only be used for getting groceries and commuting to work.

The range and recharge data is available to the consumer before purchase, so none of this should come as a surprise. I would buy a used Model E for $15k if they were available.

Originally Posted by backpacker3 View Post
I wonder if the supercharger stations get congested?
If you live in Detroit, Oregon, you have your choice of 6 charging stations. That's 1 charger for every 34 people that live in the town!

The map in the link below is literally the entire town. I discovered the chargers a couple months ago while driving into the wilderness to camp.

Detroit Lake Supercharger | Tesla Motors
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator

Give me absolute safety, or give me death!

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