Skip to comments.Yes, I bought an electric car
Posted on 11/26/2015 10:36:45 AM PST by #1CTYankee
The wife and I Purchased an electric car about a month ago.
I'm as far as a tree hugger as you can get but we needed a vehicle.
Our son will be starting collage soon so a another vehicle was needed.
Her total commute is close to 6 miles, the car had 2,560 miles when we bought it.
it's a 2012, fairly well equipped with air, power windows, mirrors, power locks, heated seats, etc.
Since the range is only an estimated 62 miles it works for us.
My Car is not restricted on distance since it's petroleum powered so it should work out nicely.
7,750$ for a car that listed @ 23,850 in 2012 looked pretty good.
I had net ever heard about this car it's known as a i miev.
I would buy electric if it made sense for me. I won’t cut my nose off to spite my face.
Good luck to you with the car.
You don’t have to be a “tree hugger” to be interested in electric cars or hybrid cars or solar energy.
If this electric car will work for your family and circumstances, that’s great.
If I lived 6 miles from work, I’d ride a bicycle. But I live 35 miles from work, so :-(
Conservatives don’t “hate” electric cars, they hate being forced to subsidize them for a lie.
They also have a general distaste for the smug and holier than thou attitudes of the kind of people who buy them thinking they are saving the planet
Well, good luck to your son in ‘collage’.
“Collage (from the French: coller, “to glue”; French pronunciation: â[kÉ.laËÊ]) is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.”
>>I had net ever heard about this car it’s known as a i miev.
Interesting car (had to look it up). It looks like the car that electric cars should be: nothing but transportation and not something that tries to challenge ICE cars at a stop light. Since it works for you, great choice!
Exactly what I was thinking.
Conservatives don’t hate electric cars. If an electric car works for someone, based on where they live and how much they drive, it’s all good as far as I’m concerned.
We conservatives are actually more tolerant than liberals here. It’s your free choice if you want to buy an electric. If it works for your circumstances, go for it. We are pro choice when it comes to the kind of car you want to drive.
“I’m as far as a tree hugger as you can get but we needed a vehicle.”
You didn’t buy a vehicle but a golf cart. However, it’s your money.
It appears to be a Coal Car.
Nothing wrong with that. I like all “fossil fuels.”
How people consume them is insignificant.
If it works out OK for you as a total purchase and use cost over the lifetime of the vehicle, great.
More importantly, as a conservative, what you do with the money you earn is entirely up to you.
pray nothing hits it while you are in it
If they can make a recharging stop equal or faster than refueling for gas, then maybe.
Long distance travel on electric power. . . not quite there. . .
Art school ? j/k
$pm is more important than mpg.
I hope it works great for y’all.
I would enjoy reading about your experience with it.
Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!
I don’t hate electric cars, but I don’t like them. The way i see it, anything you PLUG to an outlet is a household appliance.
You can program it to turn on the heat or air before you depart.
we are still figuring it out.
With winter nearly here and assuming your freeper tag matches your location it would be interesting to have an update from you in a couple months about your wife’s experience with the car. With a heater and defroster running off the battery that estimated 62 mile range could be way off.
How much is it costing to keep it charged up?
Some day I might live in a retirement community where I can cruise to the golf course, post office and other amenities in an electric golf cart. But then, maybe I can figure a way to stuff a small block Chevy V8 in it. That ought to impress all the older good looking women.
Li Shufu, ceo of Geely (bought Volvo in 2010), the largest ice (internal combustion engine) car maker in China said that in 5 years ice car manufacturers will be dinosaurs and well on their way out.
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