First was a 2014 LEAF which we replaced with a Tesla Model X. This year we replaced the ICE with an I-PACE. Now a 100% EV household.
Exactly. We've used them in that way before. We keep them both somewhere above 50% charge and don't stress about plugging them in all the time. If there's a bunch of unexpected driving around town one day, it's just a matter of swapping them out in the middle of the day. Hardly ever happens though.I hadn't thought of this before now, but if you get home with an EV that needs a charge, another fully charged EV is as good an instant backup if needed as an ICE for most purposes. Although I expect you have three because of three household drivers. Er, two, I mean.
It's been so many years that I've forgotten what our gas used to cost. We pay a little extra with our utility company to fund renewable energy, so it's something like 8.25 cents per kWh. I charge at work where my employer covers the electricity, so that pays for my commute miles.Awesome. 2 i3's for me (now sold) and now our ELR so EV #3 too.
Wonder what you've noticed with your power bill versus what your gas bill used to be? I haven't got my 220 charger yet, so at 120v 12 hrs charge I can't do all my charging at lowest time of use (10pm to 6am). Still, plugging in around 8pm, I think we see about $20 at lowest and about $30 at highest additional to what our power bill used to be, and I dunno at least 4 times (maybe a lot more) than that for gas I used to have to buy. Of course everyone has different rates of course, but clearly way cheaper to buy power at home than support OPEC.
I live in NW Minnesota and have had the car since early November. There have been several threads in regards to cold weather driving. Of course everyone is a bit different, but as the temps drop, so will your maximum range. For me, once the temps went below zero I couldn’t expect more than 125 miles of in town driving.I started with a Honda Civic with mild hybrid and averaged 43MPG. Then bought a Ford Fusion PHEV that had a 5.5 kW battery good for 25-30 miles in summer but only 15-17 in winter. Still got 62MPG in the three years we owned it. I once went 6 months without putting gas into it and could get over 75 MPG in warm weather.
I'm a little worried about the I-Pace in the winter and I'm hoping that the battery thermal management system helps along with preconditioning.
Anyone out there with experience driving the I-Pace during winter weather? I'm sure I will love not having to gas the car in the cold and snow.
I would have bought a Bolt if they had an option for comfortable, electric adjustable seats. Seams like a fun little car otherwise with good tech. The cheap, manual seats became a deal breaker for me.I seriously considered and test drove a Volt and really liked it but couldn't find a comfortable driving position. The Fusion PHEV came with 11 way adjustable seats and lumbar support plus a host of other things like adaptive cruise control for $6,000 more.
I also was interested in the Bolt but the I-Pace stole my heart.
I had the Bolt before the I Pace and I was ok with the seats. It is actually a very nice car for its price, really enjoyed driving it, range was great. The only reason I jumped to I Pace was primarily the AWD, I wanted to have a BEV that I could drive through bad weather. Otherwise honestly I would have kept the Bolt.I would have bought a Bolt if they had an option for comfortable, electric adjustable seats. Seams like a fun little car otherwise with good tech. The cheap, manual seats became a deal breaker for me.