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How often do you drive over 60miles in a day?
Nearly every time I drive, since I live 22 miles from the edge of town and the nearest grocery store, restaurant, etc. are a few miles in. Does that mean that us rural folks shouldn't sign up for the latest Tesla?
The Leaf is one car I would be looking at. I usually drive to and from work, about 40 miles total. My wife is adamant, though, that I would have to be able to pick up one or both kids, should I need to do so, which will add at least 10-15 more miles, and may add more. As for the 40 mile range, that's an estimate because the batteries are worse in the cold and would have to run a heater and heated seats. See:http://www.plugincars.com/reduced-ranges-electric-cars-cold-129205.html"Yes, I have personally experienced a 20 percent drop in range, between driving a Nissan LEAF along the Mediterranean Sea, and an identical LEAF in Oslo. The car tested in the south was on summer tires, while the one driven in the north had winter tires. This alone can reduce range by 10 percent considering most EVs are sold with special low rolling resistance tires (in Europe). Of course, I had the heater on when driving in Norway. The temperature was about zero degrees Celsius."So, I guess electric cars are really to and from work cars, until they get up to 200+ miles.
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