Originally Posted by BrightonRT
You don't have to sell me on it, I'm familiar with the vehicle and the design criteria. I'm not buying a new vehicle, so it really doesn't matter. Electrics, EREV's, Plug-in Hybrids...they all have some drawbacks that hurt them for a lot of people. Access to power at night or at work (some people rent and don't have a garage, some people own and don't put their car in the garage, even if they have one). What if you only have one vehicle, drive 10 miles to work, an EV is perfect, right? Except when you have to visit your sister that lives 114 miles away.
In a lot of ways, the infrastructure just isn't there for EV's, even for commuting. In 10 or 15 years there will be a lot of work chargers, public parking chargers, garages wired for 220V chargers...but I just don't see any of that around here now. I'm hoping and presuming that we are going to see a LOT more hybrids in the next few years due to the looming fuel economy regs, and that hybrid tech will just become an expected and invisible part of the driving experience, and that electric commuter cars will be as common as crapbox commuter cars were in 1980.