My thoughts and considerations:
- We will have a second car, a minivan
Hoping to spend 25k max out the door, all cash
We usually keep cars for a very very long time, mostly for financial reasons
Commute will be roughly 40 miles, but I will need it to do longer trips like to the city, airport, medium length weekend trips
Might be renting a condo for a couple years with garage, and am thinking I can survive just plugging into a regular outlet which will give me 40-50 miles of charge per day. Crazy idea?
Used in CA, avg summer high temps of 96 in our area
Needs to be okay for two elementary aged kids (for now, middle school soon) in the back
I prefer quieter, smooth vehicles, though don’t have much exp with EVs
Used is fine for me, as long as it can last a long time (degradation, etc)
Based on reviews, Leaf sounds like a great fit for me: more comfortable, with features I like, but is battery degradation a problem for long term use (10+ years)?
Bolt sounds more practical, if not uncomfortable seats, noisier, and really ugly inside?
Occasionally I haul lots of equipment in the back for my work
I absolutely love Tesla, but would never envision paying for one yet