EVDRIVER wrote: GRA wrote:
I own two EV's and I have owned more than 8. Been driving EVs for more than 15 years. I consider myself particular about cars not unrealistic.
You didn't answer my question. Do they meet your needs? Are you saying that I am being unrealistic in requiring any car I buy to get me to the places I wish to travel to, and which every car I've owned has been able to do?
Every car I have ever bought has met my needs. If you can't find an EV that get's you to where you want to go today then your budget is the issue not the EV.
Budget is an issue for most people, including me. Although I could certainly afford to buy a $50k car, I'm not willing to spend that much of my life paying for any car, especially when far less expensive options that fully meet my transportation needs are available. But you ignore the fact that without the infrastructure, and with limited range, there are still many places I can't get to in any BEV regardless of price, but have had no trouble getting to in any ICE. I've listed several of these in the past, either trips I have taken or those which I want to take, so won't repeat them here.
BTW, it doesn't strike me as having cars meet your needs if you have bought 8 different BEVs over 15 years, i.e. a new one at less than two-year intervals. In the past 31 years I've owned two cars, the first for 14.5 years until it was stolen, and the current one, now 16 and still going strong, because I spent a lot of time before I bought making sure they could meet all of my then current and, as far as I could predict, future needs, but especially the most demanding ones - meet that and you can also meet all the easier needs, although naturally with excess capability un-needed for those jobs. I seem to have succeeded.
You apparently run more towards Tony Williams' end of the spectrum, buying cars more often than I buy clothes. Whatever works for you, but it's not my goal in life to maximize the number of cars auto companies build; rather the reverse. And when the day comes that it's no longer necessary or cost-effective for me to own a car, because I can access ZEV MaaS for a lot less and just as conveniently, I'll happily wave bye-bye to car ownership. IDK whether ZEVs with acceptable performance and adequate infrastructure will arrive before MaaS with the same capabilities does, but I can wait a bit and see, as I'm not forced to choose at this time.