1) Used Tesla Model S 85 because price of a 2012-14 is about the same. the range should be around 250-256 miles, great charging
infrastructure, and a large hatchback. great safety rating, Usually, great customer service, free supercharging. liquid TMS, battery life likely
more than 25 years, aluminum body, possibly no sales tax. Possible cons; shorter warranty if an extended warranty not available. Tesla
does not make it easy to work on your own car. Longer body shop repairs, no tax credit on used.
2) Tesla Model 3 LR because 310 miles and great charging infrastructure, generally great customer service, new warranty,perceived low
depreciation, great safety rating, liquid TMS, battery life likely more than 25 years, tax credit. Possible cons; no hatchback, pay
supercharging. Tesla does not make it easy to work on your own car. Parts availability if needed?
3) Chevy Bolt because 238 miles range, hatchback, can use Tesla Destination Chargers with adapter, expect good parts and manuals for
future, liquid TMS. Possible cons; scant current fast charging infrastructure, slower to fast charge than Tesla, away from home charging at
Evgo is almost gas prices. Some say seats not as comfortable.
4) Nissan Leaf 2018 because 150 miles range, hatchback, free fast and slow charging at dealers if equipped, updated body style, tax credit,
generally well made car, new warranty, expect parts and manuals, good service. Possible cons; no liquid TMS, battery life likely much less
than 10 years, scant fast charging infrastructure, throttling of fast charging that diminishes use for long range, use of Evgo is close to gas
I picked these as examples because they are the longer range vehicles currently offered in the US nationwide. There can be more pro's and con's but i'm tired of typing. BMW I3 doesn't fit in IMO because of shorter range and styling. Good luck!
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*2011 Leaf 1 bought 2/28/15 @ 28,000ish mi 10 bar (8 bars @ 11/25/15 @ 37,453 ) (New lizard @ 39,275 mi @ 1/20/2016) Now 52,166 mi.
*Tesla Model S 61,000 mi
*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi