New Study in Canada by AAA says that EV owners will not buy ICE vehiclels again. Other things covered by the study include fuel and cost.
Had an overlap between getting my Zoe and end of lease on my Octavia, took the Octavia out once a week.... it was like getting into a museum exhibit by comparison: the noise, all the pedals, changing gears, all those dials (what do they even mean)No, never go back. Driving the old Skoda Otavia with its sweet 1.4TSi engine and remarkably smooth DSG box still feels like I'm driving a tractor.
TRAITOR!!I feel this thread allows me to make a confession, in June my Soul goes back off lease and I'm buying a 10 year old 320d auto touring as a bridging car until I can find something that suits (it's a cheap deal off a mate - £1750, its done 150K miles and will be used on god knows how many tip runs as we reach the end of our house renovation). I expect to only keep it 6-12 months max, I may even have the upside of a diesel scrappage scheme on Euro 5's come this time next year to make it a bit of a cost neutral decision. It hasn't been an easy one to go back from full EV to part after 18 months, but needs must.
I would see an example like mine as one of the valid reasons you'd go back to ICE, but hopefully like me with the aim to jump back into EV ASAP!
Plug in hybrid would be the compromise. Or a big ass lazy V8 auto petrol in a Lexus that would probably be really quiet.I've been driving an EV since Feb 2014. Nearly 6 years. I don't want to go back to ICE.
I don't know what I'm going to do when we move to rural Montana. Running an EV will not be easy. I'm only aware of one public charge point in Flathead County.
Plug in hybrid would be the compromise. Or a big ass lazy V8 auto petrol in a Lexus that would probably be really quiet.
Can you get Outlanders there or the Ampera equivalent? Is there a chevy volt/bolt with a larger electric range and engine?
Leaf 40 would be a waste of time. It would barely do 100 highway miles in very cold weather so you'd be limited to a 40 mile radius of home for safety.