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Old 08-28-2012, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
What do you think of the BMW i3, any "MegaCity" residents eying the i3 as a future run about?

We are "MegaRural" residents, but our daily commute falls in the EV sweet spot.

I'm watching but suspect the i3 will be far too expensive.

My thoughts on what is available in the UK now or the next few months.

Nissan Leaf -- Too expensive and winter range is an issue.

Renault Kangoo Van -- A little too expensive but price is supposed to go down and range is supposed to go up for 2013. Hope to take a test drive in the next few months. Concerned about reliability.

Renault Zoe. Price is right. Range is very good. So is charge time. Concerned about build quality and reliability.

Renault Twizy. No way. Not ever.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Too small and absurdly expensive.

Vauxhall Ampera (similar to Chevy Volt). Too expensive and Debbie hates the styling.

Priced right (under 22,000 on the road) the i3 would be an easy win over all of the above.
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