Since battery technology is still not perfected. Who has an electric car with no maintenance problems and what kind?

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    Nov 18, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    I'm looking for options. But an engineer that is developing nano batteries tells me electric car batteries are not perfected yet.
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    Nov 18, 2013 2:42 AM GMT
    Been hearing about the Tesla S catching on fire and stuff. Pretty scary.

    The Honda Fit EV is nice. It's the only electric car that isn't ugly, has good interior space, and is affordable. If I were in the market to get an electric car, that would be at the top of my list.
    http://automobiles.honda.com/fit-ev/

    I think there's a guy here that bought a Chevy Volt recently. Although, he hasn't provided any feedback on it yet.
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    Nov 18, 2013 2:49 AM GMT
    I was jonesing for the Honda Accord Plug In when I saw its mileage. It has a gas engine but the electric engine helps it a lot even on the highway; over 100 mpg on the highway. High price but I'd saved up and had the cash. The problem was that the dealer couldn't get one; very few are being delivered here in the SF Bay Area. There were black ones delivered but I won't buy a black car; too hot where I am in the summer. I ended up getting a regular Accord. Oh well.
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    Nov 18, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    Interesting. Didn't you ditch your previous car by choice? What made you change your mind?
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    Nov 18, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    xrichx saidInteresting. Didn't you ditch your previous car by choice? What made you change your mind?

    I'm not sure what you're asking me.
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    Nov 18, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
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    xrichx saidInteresting. Didn't you ditch your previous car by choice? What made you change your mind?

    I'm not sure what you're asking me.
    Oh. Maybe I'm confusing you with someone else. Thought you sold your car in favor of walking/biking as your primary mode of getting around.
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    Nov 18, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx saidInteresting. Didn't you ditch your previous car by choice? What made you change your mind?

    I'm not sure what you're asking me.
    Oh. Maybe I'm confusing you with someone else. Thought you sold your car in favor of walking/biking as your primary mode of getting around.

    That was me. I got tired of being housebound. Not having a car in the burbs sucks big time. Now I've got the urge to do some serious environmental damage by driving to Louisiana (I'm reading a book about the early days of eastern Texas). This new car is really nice.
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    Nov 18, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    Yeah, I really like the new Accord. Good choice. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 16, 2014 5:02 AM GMT
    I picked up my Model S a month ago and love it. Took it for its longest trip so far today--a 200 mile round-trip to Orange County and back. I drove like a bat out of hell, speeding to get to my meeting and back, with the AC on and had zero range anxiety. By the time I got home, I still had 44 miles of range left on the battery.

    Granted, it's only a month old, but there is little to go wrong with this car compared to a ICE car which has thousands of parts in the engine and transmission that this car does not have.

    And...it's gorgeous!

    (unfortunately, the pics are wider than can be displayed in this forum)
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    Today when I got home:
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    Jan 16, 2014 5:33 AM GMT
    width fixed.

    erik911sd said
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    Jan 16, 2014 2:52 PM GMT
    erik911sd saidI picked up my Model S a month ago and love it. Took it for its longest trip so far today--a 200 mile round-trip to Orange County and back. I drove like a bat out of hell, speeding to get to my meeting and back, with the AC on and had zero range anxiety. By the time I got home, I still had 44 miles of range left on the battery.

    Granted, it's only a month old, but there is little to go wrong with this car compared to a ICE car which has thousands of parts in the engine and transmission that this car does not have.

    And...it's gorgeous!


    congrats on owning one of the most beautiful and tech-forward cars on the planet.

    I love the entire Elon Musk/Tesla story. I think the evolution of his cars will be much more responsive and quicker than anything the big three could turn out even with 30 yrs R&D.

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    Jan 17, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    I think the evolution of his cars will be much more responsive and quicker than anything the big three could turn out even with 30 yrs R&D.



    One of the great features is that they push software updates to the car via 3G/WiFi, so I will have all the features of a car that rolls off the line a year from now. That's also how they handled the "recall" of charger overheating...they pushed out an update and modified the charge software settings without any need to bring in the car to a service center.

    I'm not aware of any other manufacturer that can do that.