I would guess that at least half the population of Vancouver could meet their daily commute needs with a pure BEV.
Honestly though, it is pretty easy to improve on a 20 mpg SUV with current ICE offerings.
Yes, which is why I no longer drive the Santa Fe and will be selling it in the Spring
To your point about easily improving on 20 mpg, totally agree
! Yet, there are millions of people driving older SUVs (which get crappy mileage and pollute like crazy) who choose
to continue to drive them because EVs scare them. I've had countless conversations with people who, when I talk about EVs, politely nod and then roll their eyes as soon as one mentions either range or charging time. It's that mind set that's holding back mass adoption of HPEVs, BEVs, etc - not political will or lack thereof.
FYI: I would have gladly purchased a Leaf 3 years ago, if I could have afforded one. But it was only this year that I was able to get a used Leaf in my price range and I'm so glad I did. Hopefully there's a good chunk of the population that's been doing the same thing and this year is the year they make the leap.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV