By Dan Tsuchiya
- 100 miles on a full charge
- Eco Mode for dummies
- Drives like a car, not an enclosed golf cart
- It actually looks good and not a social statement
- Batteries are mounted very low so out of the way physically and lowers the center of gravity
- Total energy cost for a year is about $500
- It turns a new leaf in the saga american motoring
- 100 miles on a full charge (run it down, you’re stuck)
- 14-16 hour charge using 110V household current
- Front seats are very basic
- $35k base will keep it away from the masses.
Remember the first time you rode/drove an EV? It could have been a battery powered toy car, a golf cart, or even a gas powered car converted to electric, but they all had one thing in common; acceleration like an on/off switch….no modulation. More than 10 years ago Toyota brought the hybrid Prius to the United States and it was one of the first cars with fantastic modulation and packaged in a base car that was previously gas powered. I currently have a second generation Prius in the stable and our staff was lucky enough to test the Chevrolet Volt a couple of months back.