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Old 01-06-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Pasa-d View Post
I guess I'm always thinking in terms of leasing, not ownership. An associate at my office turned in his BMW lease and got a Volt. We have charging stations at our office. In several months of commuting he's purchased gas exactly once. No matter how you look at it, that's pretty cool. When his lease is up the battery becomes someone else's problem. Plus he gets to use the HOV and toll lanes!
In the current situation as regards battery tech, leasing is probably the best option. There will be increasing pressure on manufacturers to offer electric vehicles as a way to meet increasing CAFE requirements. But absent a 100K mile battery warranty, ownership is not something I would consider.
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