So GRA.. when are we going to see you at one of our SoCal EV meets in a Mirai?? I mean...... it can make the trip no problem with all those stations and all the outages they are having
If you're such a believer, why not buy one?
You've been on this forum longer and BS'ing before I joined.... during this period I've...
Bought my Leaf (which I still have) -and hacked and modified
Bought My Rav4 EV (Which I still have) -and hacked and modified
Bought my Model S 70D (Which I LOVE!!) and starting to hack and modify
What do you do GRA?? You don't own any vehicles (or so you say).. Are you just an industry troll or an alter ego like EV Driver
To take various points in order, I live in Norcal, so why on earth would I waste all that energy to drive to SoCal, a place where I have near zero interest in visiting (BTDT). I need to be able to go east, and while an FCEV or BEV will allow me to get to Tahoe, it won't allow me to get to Yosemite to which I travel more frequently (well, a Tesla would now, but only if I had $70k or so to waste on a car).
As to why not buy one, as I've written many, many times, I won't buy any AFV until they meet my needs at a reasonable price. I have zero interest in going through the whole early-adopter experience again, and will happily leave that to others who are more motivated and have more money to burn. Currently, only PHEVs approach that capability (although I still can't buy a small AWD PHEV CUV). Given how much I've cut my driving down in favor of more efficient and less polluting forms of transportation, it makes no economic sense to buy a PHEV now to handle the remainder while my current (14 year-old) car meets all those needs, if I can wait a few years and buy a full-time ZEV instead which will make economic sense (as no ZEV does for me now - whether BEV, FCEV, or PHFCEV makes no difference to me, as long as I can get where I need to go, when I need to go).
However, given my usage patterns what I'm really hoping for is that car-shared or rental ZEVs with the necessary performance and infrastructure, with/without autonomy and with acceptable operating costs, will arrive about the time I might need a new car, and I can simply forego car ownership altogether. That's my ultimate goal, and the one which makes the most sense from both an environmental and societal perspective. Whether or not you agree with my needs, goals, interests or decisions is irrelevant to me, just as mine should be irrelevant to you. What matters is that they work for each of us.