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Old 04-13-16, 11:53 AM   #41
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I think GM is going to sell a decent number of Volts and Bolts. Teslas are cooler, but I think a Bolt in the hand trumps 2 Teslas in the bush. In other words, it's not worth a 2-year-or-more wait for a Tesla Model |||

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Old 07-23-16, 11:34 AM   #42
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Well , I have to eat my own words , some what .

We bought a 2012 used Leaf with 10 battery bars .

If gas goes up , significantly in the next few years , I may look like a genius .

Or , the Leaf may turn out to be an expensive whim .

I may retire , fully in around a year & loose my company truck . Or I may not .

I like driving the Leaf , as does my Wife .

A 200 mile Bolt would be more practical , but I figure it will be 3 - 4 years before used Bolts are available at decent prices .

I bought ( wisely or not ) an extended warranty / service contract , in hopes it will cover the battery , if it goes to 8 bars after 60 months or 60,000 miles .

The 2015 Chevy Sonic will still be our out of town car .

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Old 07-23-16, 08:05 PM   #43
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CONGRATS!
On the new ride. This is great so my people getting EV`s
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For what it is worth , I am getting email adds for used 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV . Looks like they are priced attractively . But I know almost nothing about them ?

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It's small and slow and doesn't go very far and doesn't charge very quickly.
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Chevy released the EPA EV range on the new Bolt.

Not to bad.
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Motor Trend test drive.


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Some more info on the new Bolt.


CHEVROLET BOLT EV IS THE 2017 MOTOR TREND CAR OF THE YEAR
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I can't wait to buy one.

I have about 12 kW of roof mounted solar that supplies me with ~ 2/3rds of my electric power needs. If I add in a Bolt (@ ~ 300 kWhrs/month), I can rationally expand my system by another 12 kW, have power for an EV and do about 98% of my electricity needs. My big barn has more than 1/2 the southern roof yet to cover with panels.

I did do a little engineering home work that compares the price of a kW and the equivalent cost of a gallon of gas. There are 33.41 kWhrs of energy in one US gallon of gasoline (when consumed in an efficient vehicle).

Right now, my simple amortized cost of PV electricity (materials cost and 25 years) is about $0.02 per kWhr. Multiplied out gives a gasoline equivalent of about $0.75 per gallon.

Here in Oklahoma, we do a lot of driving just to get to town and cutting my fuel bill by more than 60% is a welcome thing. Now I just have to find a way to get my big John Deere tractor to use electricity!

Actually that day is close and JD is already working on both a hybrid and full EV tractor . . . .

Recently, I did test drive a Leaf and was very impressed with the handling - the low center of gravity was very apparent. Interestingly, the large and low mass also contributes to a far more stable ride that you would expect in such a small car. Nissan clearly did a lot of work on the spring/shock absorber and mass to get such a smooth ride. FAR less "jiggly" than my wife's Honda Civic. And QUIET!

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