LeftieBiker wrote:Dave: I'm not sure what exactly you are responding to. I didn't write anything about "suffering." I leased a 150+ mile range car that will turn into a roughly 100 mile range car well before the lease ends, making it unattractive to buy. So many of you think that getting a free battery after 5 years is great stuff. I would prefer to not have the battery degrading steadily and quickly, and losing range for those 5 years, and then start doing it again again right after the warranty replacement was installed. When this lease ends I hope to hell that someone else makes an EV with the options I want and need.
I get ya and if you need that range, you will have a different perspective in 3 years. For me? Well, I don't know. It all depends. Right now, the network is exploding here. EA, WCGH, Central WA, EVGO are all on the move. I get that public charging is not viable for all but since my job change, my finances are a lot different along with my transpo needs.
I simply don't have to drive 50-200 miles ONE way for work anymore. Another thing is tech. We can think we will go thru 2 or 3 battery replacements in the next 100,000 miles but the reality is the replacement pack is likely to be much better than the OEM pack. Why do I say this? Cause there is only a small bit of evidence of this so far. Well in tech; advancement and improvements almost always happens exponentially so it wasn't far fetched to see only a little improvement in Lizard battery V 1.0. But expect that improvement to grow with the tech. In 5 years or whatever, I might get a pack that outlasts me.