adric22 wrote:GetOffYourGas wrote:One of my favorite parts of owning a Leaf is that I wake up every morning to a full battery, ready to take me wherever I need to go for the day. I don't know how to express that, especially to those who are used to stopping at the gas station once a week.
Indeed.. This is a benefit that is often overlooked. For example, one time I was a long way from home and I had to stop and find a place to charge. Somebody asked me if I found that inconvenient. My response was "Yes, I do find the car to be occasionally inconvenient. However, on my day-to-day driving it is far more convenient than a gasoline car, and so it easily evens out."
Next time ask them if they find going out of their way once a week to stand around pumping smelly gasoline inconvenient.
You bring up a point that is often missed when discussing long-distance travel in an EV. For the lucky ones in the NW, for example, they can drive long distances in a Leaf if they are willing to stop for 20 miles to QC after an hour of driving. (During which time, you can use a restroom or grab a snack - you don't have to stand next to your car holding a nozzle). Is that inconvenient compared to pumping gas every 300 miles? Sure! But in the grand scheme of things, those trips are infrequent and it can easily average in favor of the EV over a typical year.
Put another way, I would rather deal with a slight inconvenience 3-4 times a year than with a slightly milder inconvenience 52 times a year!