20 Aug '16, 6pm

@MAHAMOSA As much as I like the idea, it's not viable yet. Limited range and long charge times put people off.

@MAHAMOSA As much as I like the idea, it's not viable yet. Limited range and long charge times put people off.

I think balancing "Quick and Quiet" against "Higher Cost" is an important way of considering the value question. Too much analysis of EV value focuses on "How soon will it pay for itself?", after which one looks at electricity rates, gas prices, miles driven, etc., and the price of a LEAF vs. a Versa (or if we're being more reasonable, a Sentra). The thing is, an EV is nothing like a similar-sized compact or subcompact. Before buying my much-maligned Mitsu i-MiEV, I took a test drive in a top of the line Prius C5 (a marketplace darling for whatever reason); there was absolutely no comparison between the two driving experiences. Compared to the i-MiEV's jolly go-kart dynamics and swift, sure, and silent launches, the Prius C was a wretched little punishment box, no matter how much leather and techno-gimcrackery they slathered on it. If we start with the idea of passenger an...

Full article: http://www.plugincars.com/electric-cars-pros-and-cons-128...

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