LeftieBiker
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Re: Justify the 2018/2019 Leaf in South Louisiana

Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:04 pm

You'll get all the EV benefits without the depreciation hit of a new vehicle - nor that of any vehicle with a combustion engine (making the volt and prime poor choices because of the depreciation as gas engines go out of favor)! Depreciation needs to be factored when crunching the numbers of owning any vehicle.


I don't think it's accurate to predict depreciation for PHEVs because they aren't EVs. I think it's more likely that they will depreciate less, for two reasons:

* No substantial loss of driving range over years.

* As more drivers with long commutes and some range anxiety consider alternatives, the PHEV will continue to be their safer choice.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

coach81
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Re: Justify the 2018/2019 Leaf in South Louisiana

Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:58 am

Thanks so much for the replies. I am really looking into the Prime advanced and again looking at pros and cons. I appreciate the comments.

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