[aprssig] It's that time again. (at least consider an EV)

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Sun Apr 9 22:14:42 EDT 2017

Drive from Ocean City to Deep Creek Lake and get back to me on tiny.
Rhode Island is tiny. We also have a lot of people doing very long commutes. 30-50 miles each way would not be unusual at all. My office has people commuting from at least 3 different states.

Joe Della Barba
joe at dellabarba.com

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From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Peter Laws N5UWY
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] It's that time again. (at least consider an EV)

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 2:56 PM, KF4LVZ <aprssigZbr6 at acarver.net> wrote:
> Maryland is a *tiny* state.  You're #42 out of 50 by land area.  A lot 
> of people have commutes  that are much longer than 15 miles in those 
> big states.  Half the people here at work commute at least 30 miles one-way.
>  A third commute over 50 miles because housing costs don't let them 
> live closer.  And this goes hand-in-hand with....

I'm in Oklahoma - about 12x the size of Maryland -- and have a ~23 mile round-trip commute.  If I worked in Nearby Large City, my round trip would go to ~67 miles, still within a Leaf's range.  And that's without plugging in at work.

There will ALWAYS be people who can't use a car with an 80-mile range between full charges but MOST people in the USA could easily do that.

"But what if I want to take a trip?" they breathlessly exclaim.  Rent a gas car.

But hey, if you can't reconcile the fact that you could easily live within a Leaf's 80-mile range between full charges (without changing your lifestyle) for 50 weeks a year because of that 500-mile trip you take the other two weeks, then just keep on doing what you're doing.
One less electric car isn't going to make any difference to the atmosphere.

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
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