LTLFTcomposite wrote: martindfw wrote:
The Leaf will be part of at least a three, possibly four by the time we purchase a Leaf, household with two drivers. So I should be alright in letting the wife use it and using one of the other cars. However, since the wife's not sold on the idea of a car with limited range I'm not sure that she'd be willing to drive it
Her arguement, and one that's somewhat tought to combat, is to buy a Civic Hybrid or Prius due to the greatly increased range of those two vehciles as opposed to the Leaf.
Your situation is much like my own. Plenty of other cars to take in situations where the range is a concern.
I have a theory about wives, that ultimately they will be the biggest fans of EVs because they hate going the gas station. I am the only one in our household who lifts a finger when it comes to car maintenance, everyone else is "too busy", but I know that I'm the one who will have to deal with it when pistons start shooting through the hood. With the Leaf I will just have to train her to plug it in.
(btw I assume this forum only has dudes on it)
I think there are some "little old biddies in a sewing circle" on the forums, though the reference was likely in repsonse to a male member. Certainly a fair number of diverse people on the forum and as we get to mass adoption, even more diverse.
Sooo.... You want the Significant Other or other family members to start driving the EV? Well, you gotta stop putting out for free!
We now have an Electric Car, the Nissan LEAF, that refills using the electricity already preent in our garage. As such, I will no longer be going to the gasoline station and putting gasoline in our vehicles. If you wish to drive the gasoline vehicles, you'll need to go to the gas station and put gas in them. This is a limited time offer. In 90 days from now, I will no longer perform any of the maintenance of the gasoline vehicles.
When faced with the entire reality of driving, fueling and maintaining a gasoline car, I think a few family members will warm up to the Electric real quick!
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1999 Green GM EV1, 7.2kW Solar Electric (PV); 2002 RAV4 EV; Carbon Neutral since 2010
It's time to LEAF! LEAF Oil behind!