- Nov 13, 2016
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- Hill Country, TX
Of course. The problem is being one of the first real options, the weaknesses it had were unfairly then associated by many to be weaknesses necessarily inherent to all EVs. It’s dumb, that’s humanity for youRagging on EV's as a whole because you can't do certain things with a Nissan Leaf that it wasn't designed for seems misdirected.
If not for the “cool factor” generated by Tesla, we’d all be worse off.
That’s fine, but few decent PHEVs are widely available, and what options do exist tend to be stingy on EV range and high in price. If I’m going to deal with the complexity and disadvantages of both EV and ICE in one vehicle, I would prefer it to be at least compelling for daily commuter duty in EV-only mode. For my wife who drives about 45 miles on the highway (including stop and go traffic) without considering running errands and such, that would really need to be more range than most PHEVs seem to offer without having to charge to full and drop to empty on a daily basis.if a buyer is wary of their range they can balance the two with a PHEV which will likely cover most of their daily routine and still be able to do everything else that they want to.
Especially if I’m going to have to invest in overhauling the electrical service, I’d rather go full EV with legit range or just stick to ICE.
No one’s really putting down your Leaf. For its intended use it’s OK. Unfortunately its drawbacks left a lot of people soured on the idea of EVs.So you all are having a great time putting down my Leaf.
If it was an SX/4 and you still had it, I might be interested in buying it from youGuess you all would do the same for my AMC AWD Eagle.
NEC limits continuous loads to 80% of the rated capacity.Also, there's nothing unsafe about pulling the rated load out of a properly installed outlet.
You really think the probability is high that an update would happen while you’re in hard charging mode and that such an event would fail and cause an overcurrent condition? Or you just figure it’s maybe theoretically possible, and that’s enough to cause concern?I'd say the probability of that failing during an update is fairly high.