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Old 02-06-2020, 02:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Another option would be a used Chevy Bolt EV - 238 mile range, hatchback, taller with excellent entry / exit, and what GM now says they over-designed the battery heating and cooling.
I took an hour test drive of one and liked it well enough. The power is nice, but not a high priority considering nothing is fun compared to a sport bike.

Used isn't a good value proposition right now because they still go for ~$24k. That's about what I can get a new one for after all discounts\incentives. My other concern is the small size.

I've pretty well eliminated the Leaf from my list unless there are some crazy good discounts.

The Bolt and Ioniq seem to be highest on my list to buy new. Used I'd probably go with a 2013+ Leaf or Spark EV.
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