We're considering buying one because my wife's employer has an incentive program that puts some money into her paycheck as long as she owns the car, and they have free recharging stations. One of her co-workers has a Chevy Volt and she fills the gas tank once a year and recharges at work. That plus the fed and state tax credits really brings the cost of ownership down. The cost of a new battery is $2500, but in my state the battery warranty is 10 years/150,000 miles. We typically keep card that long but our 12 year old Mazda it would replace only has 140,000 miles on it.
The reason I am looking for an EV owner is to ask, would you do it again?
Personally, I wouldn't own an electric car. In my opinion they are way less "green" than a conventional automobile when you take into account all the stuff that goes into the batteries and the fact that coal and natural gas provide the electricity to charge them. That, along with the putrid range, make them a no-go for me. I commute 50 miles each way to work so that's no good for me.Does anyone here drive an EV or Plug-in Hybrid car? we're thinking of buying one and I would like some feedback.
One of her co-workers has a Chevy Volt and she fills the gas tank once a year and recharges at work.
Your wife's co-worker isn't real bright. The fuel doesn't like sitting around for that long. She's gonna be sorry one of these days when she needs the engine. Ya might want to pass that one on.