No regular ICE other than maybe a dual tank pickup or maybe a diesel Golf or simllar, can make that trip on one tank of gas either. However, for me, it would be Kelowna to Calgary (625 km or so + 100km to spare), but for an urban commuter vehicle, the Leaf serves the purpose.The battery technology and the respective ranges will have to improve substantially before we even consider an EV. I might be interested when I can drive from Calgary to Vancouver without stopping and still have some K left in the battery.
I pay about $30/month in gas... so there is no payback.PHEV's like the Rav4 prime eliminate all range issues. We've paid for 1/2 of our EV in 3 years with the gas savings, battery still gets the same range as new. Pre-conditioning via phone or remote and getting into a toasty defrosted car is itself, worth the cost
Just read this on my Quora feed - couldn't resist:We've had this discussion before.....probably in this thread alone multiple times.
That is us. We were looking at upgrading one vehicle a few months ago. Took a look at our KMs for the past two years and decided a new vehicle made zero sense when we are quite happy with what we have. And both are trouble free.Driving habits drive the economics. I agree the economics are very hard to obtain for low mileage types.