Man tests almost all EVs and Says Hybrids are "Garbage," Do You Agree?
I tested almost all EVs and plug-in hybrids in my market and talked to so many people with different hybrids, plug-in hybrids etc... and yes they are garbage!
The Nissan LEAF is in theory 120 km, but in reality you are lucky to get 100 km and in winter that means its a no go.
When you have to compromise how you drive its not an option anymore. Sure as a second car for just the city a Nissan LEAF would be OK. But as I said there is just one EV at the moment without compromise. Tesla!
Tesla is also the only US car that I really think is good. Sure quality of materials and details are not up to European standards, but "ok". The rest of the car is just brilliant. I hope BMW and Porsche get something similar out of the door. Model 3 will be a true game changer. While BMW and Porsche hunt model S. Tesla will release the model 3. Who with a brain will buy something else?
To this, a group member named Spectra Se replies and says.
When it comes to Nissan LEAF 100km is more than enough for 95% of my driving needs in the South. Though I can see how non-Tesla owners in the North may need ICE power in the winter. I don't buy the whole hybrid vs. BEV war. What matters is how much range you have on battery only power and is it enough for a vast majority of your needs. Yes, BEVs tend to have more battery-only range, but it's no guarantee (easy example, the Mitsubishi I-Miev, which has virtually no better battery-only range than the new Volt).