http://www.chipchick.com/2017/03/volkswagen-id-buzz.htmlThey make an electric car with 500 mile range,for under $25,000.00 base,I will buy one.
Better yet,why not an electric van or S.U.V. ?
Excellent concept! That's what's called a win-win for everyone.Would love a speed recharge station like a " Sonic Drive up".
Let them come out on skates,plug your car in,take your food order.
Lunch and a recharge all at once !
Sonics set up would be perfect for electric car recharge stations !
All you would have to do is run the wiring.
Exactly a Full recharge @ 220v-440 vExcellent concept! That's what's called a win-win for everyone.
Yep. It would be a great competitive edge for Sonic, and provide an excellent service to the drivers.I'm telling you,the Sonic Design is perfect for speed electric car recharges !
Could probably get Federal grants which would allow then to afford that scale of real estate needed for large urban areas.
Exactly a Full recharge @ 220v-440 v
Could take 15-30 minutes.
Have a cold drink and a hamburger while you wait.
I do over 400 miles a day sometimes.If there was an EV that got 150-200 miles and could be had for under $20k I'd probably buy one , I could charge it for free at my place which would be awesome to cut out my gasoline expenses completely and I never do over 200 miles in a day and rarely hit 150miles . I'd still keep my sports car and my SUV for Fun and Utility but for basic to and from work and some ubering a EV would be fantastic. My commute to work is 30 miles each day (I could charge it for free at work too) right now both of my cars get 19-23mpg (one takes Premium the other Regular) so being able to save $6-$8 a day on gas would be a huge benefit to me . That's about $200 a month in just my work commute add in some Ubering and I'd probably be saving over $300 a month in gas alone
^^^All of this. I drive a 2015 Nissan Leaf. Great part time vehicle for a smaller market where you can avoid highways.Here's what I like about the Leaf:
I typically recharge once during a six-hour shift. It takes about 15 minutes at a DC charger. No Sonic but there is a Trader Joe's just down the block. Walk to TJ, use restroom, get snack, walk back, ready to roll.
- Nearly fully depreciated at 3 years and 30K miles. (Buy used, of course.)
- Fuel cost = 3¢/mile... YMMV
- Bigger on the inside than it looks, because no engine
- No gas, no oil changes, no xmission, no exhaust system, no catalytic converter
- Instantaneous torque: very useful for merging onto freeways or avoiding idiots who want to prove their duck <ahem> is bigger.
- The $ I save on gas each month is more than half my car payment.
It wouldn't work for rideshare in a freeway-heavy, sprawly metro area like LA, nor in an area with poor charging infrastructure. But in my city's downtown, it's just about the perfect vehicle for point A to point B.