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goobster  ·  546 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 17, 2018

The Bolt is interesting. It doesn't feel like any car I have been in before. It feels "prototype-y" in a good way... the seats manually adjust, the accoutrements inside are pretty rudimentary (weight reduction) to get the greatest battery life, the knobs and switches are all lightweight... and all that appeals to me in my "commuter car". I don't want to commute in a Bentley. I want a utility vehicle for commuting, and the Bolt feels like that... but "more" due to the fancy tech.

After 10 years of running my own business, carefully tracking all of my mileage and expenses, I have zero range anxiety. ANY recent electric vehicle is going to have PLENTY of battery for my type of use. (Plus, we have the Rav4 and the motorcycle and the RV, if we need another vehicle.)

I think driving any of these all-electric vehicles is going to change your perception of driving, from "all the comforts of home, in the car", to transportation as utilitarian need.

I'm interested in that mental journey.

HOWEVER.

Went to lunch yesterday with a coworker in her new Honda Civic (or whatever their little commuter car is called nowadays).

It was AMAZING. Comfortable. High-tech. Efficient. And I could have TWO of them - new - for the price of a Bolt or Volt.

ahem.