dajudge said:And a new 1/2 ton is 80K; however our Jeeps and a full size truck don't compare to a Model 3. I compared it to a car that is comparable in size and usefulness.
Electric cars are more expensive. You can easily option up a Ionique to 50K but you can get a Elentra N for 30K. So once again....20K more. Remember the title of this thread!
I'm glad you like yours, it would suck to pay 45k for something you didn't.
And you need to watch Out of Spec Reviews if you think I am making up the charging issues. You mention "freezing" but that is only 32 degrees so it isn't what I would call cold.
"Cashing in" isn't what happens. You pay twice as much money for a car that can't be used when it is cold, causes you to spend 1.5 more times getting somewhere, and has no long term track record.
There is no EV that compares to a jeep. So you can’t really compare them. What convertible four-wheel-drive electric vehicle exists?
And if you live somewhere, where an EV doesn’t work because it’s too cold then you just don’t get to drive an EV.
And the title of the thread is “are you thinking of cashing in on an EV”. We thought about it, it made sense to us, we did it, and now instead of $200 in gas per month she pays $50 in electric and never has to go wait at a gas station ever again.
I got the gladiator because I can tow my equipment with it, I can write it off, it’s four-wheel-drive, and I can drive on the beach with the top off. When an alternative electric vehicle exists that can do all that I will dump my gladiator in a second.
I have a reservation for the Ford lightning but the $50,000 pro model was unavailable for the 2023 model year. That’s the vehicle I would have bought if it was available. It’s $57,000 -$7500 tax rebate and a $2500 state rebate so for $48,000 I could’ve had a four-wheel-drive electric truck. As long as it got more than 200 miles of range I’m good.
Go, drive an ELANTRA, and then drive the ionic five and tell me they’re the same class a vehicle. Just because they’re shaped like a car doesn’t mean they’re the same.
What’s the cheapest gas powered car that does 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds like the model three because that seems like a better comparison to me and it Hass to have leather interior and a full infotainment system.