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pianotuna

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Posted: 09/15/22 12:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all,

How many folks want an EV?

Would you plan on towing with it?


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Posted: 09/15/22 12:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our next automobile will be a EV. Will not tow with it.

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Posted: 09/15/22 12:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My next vehicle would be an EV, but I'm not currently willing to pay the price of admission. It wouldn't be a tow vehicle, but rather a commuter vehicle. The current vehicle rarely goes more than 30 miles away at a time, so an EV would work great.

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Posted: 09/15/22 01:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd be happy with one for other than towing. Still too expensive for me. My 60 mpg Prius was only $30k-ish, may last my remaining driving years. I'd wager that anyone age 50 or younger will be driving one at some point. Either that or sit on the porch.

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I think eventually it won't be a choice. If we want something to drive it will be an EV. When it comes to towing we may have to downsize our trailers in order to be able to tow them or take really good care of our current tow vehicles so they last the rest of our lifetime.

More and more States are adopting the "California Model" which is outlawing the sale of fossil fueled cars (and most likely pickups) in the next 10-15 years.

Tent/Popup trailers will certainly become more prevalent and 14'high, 40' long 5th wheel trailers will most likely disappear or be permanently parked.

The reality is that even the commercial truck operators, from local delivery to over the road freight transport, are looking at electric trucks (some even driverless). Rail transport will eventually become like that in Europe and other countries with overhead power wires or locomotives with battery banks to move them in areas with no overhead power.

The change is happening regardless of our thoughts or desires.


FWIW, I have had a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid EV) for 5 years now and it's been great. 90+ percent of my driving is on battery and my gasoline expense down an average of $400/month before the recent rise in gasoline cost. Saving even more now.


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I'll consider an EV if, the price comes down and the batteries are cheaper or the manufacturers have a reasonable battery lease program.
It would be a DD andI would not use it for towing.

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I will just stick with my two solar charged E bikes for now.


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We have one vehicle (see signature) and full time. And we're 75 years of age.
I have no desire to own an EV and don't ever plan to own one.
If all the current vehicles were EVs, then the problem would become how to charge them all. And how long will it take for all electric production to be "green"? And at what cost?


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Today's EVs would be perfect for the wife. 250 miles is plenty. But her 2018 Equinox is too new.


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The all use CVTs which only last about 100k miles, then $5k to replace.

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