SageBrush wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:23 am
Wainwright wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:48 am
The moral of this story is that if you want to own one car for all your driving needs, the Nissan leaf is not the answer.
What BEV car would you recommend to owners who want to own one car? One with active cooling?
- Enough Range
Excellent charging network
Destination charging (home +/- work)
In your price range
For now only Tesla fills the bill in the USA. More choices are available in Europe since they have a well developed CCS network.
A good compromise is a PHEV like the Prius Prime
Sage is a Tesla Fanbouy. He is here to talk trash. He would never recommend anything other than a Tesla car, even to someone that wants an electric bicycle.
No car has an excellent charging network. Tesla's is the best, but CCS is catching up fast. Chademo is last. No network has a single location in North Dakota, for a state sized hole in the network. Tesla is the sales leader, but there are serious longer term issues with Tesla reliability.
Chevy Bolt would be in a much lower price range, and would have only an excellent charging network for some areas. Yes, charges slower. Yes, some don't care for the seats, including me. A hatchback is a more practical car that a sedan for many people.
Hyundai Kona Electric or an Audi ETron would be better SUVs than the Model X with the gimmicky rear doors. The Hyundai is cheaper. The ETron is very nice, I own one. Hyundai is in limited states only.
Several other EVs are limited states only, such as Kia Niro Electric, Kia Soul and some that would not fit your range want.