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Old 08-28-2018, 07:52 PM   #27 (permalink)
Vman455
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
I'd say if your typical driving distance/routine would let you use EV mode for local driving without having to visit chargers inconveniently often, why not? Big "it depends" answer.

I'd probably go for a Volt in that case, though.
It's exactly 2.4 miles driving distance from my apartment to the college; work is 0.8 miles, so I exclusively walk. I make 6 trips to school each week, for a total of 28.8 miles. Today, since I was early for class, I drove the loop around campus for the first time just to see it and noticed there are two EV charging stations!

Still, I can't justify a new plug-in since I have a paid-off car with less than 70,000 miles on it. Plus, a 16-week semester means my school trips will use...less than one tank of gas. Plus again, the carbon footprint for the manufacture of another new car when I have a perfectly functioning one far outweighs the carbon saved by commuting electrically, especially since our power is mostly coal-generated, with a small portion wind and a smaller portion solar. But it's nice to dream.
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