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Which hybrid electric car type do you want and will buy in the future?

Poll ended at Jan 27 2020 7:22am

Electric hybrid car with a 1-2kwh battery (5km edrive range) - car LIKE Toyota prius hybrid
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Electric plug-in car with a 10kwh usable battery (50km edrive only range and then fuel range) - Chevrolt Volt, BMW i3 rex
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57%
Fully electric car with a smaller than 25kwh battery (edrive range about 150km) - Nissan leaf
3
43%
Fully electric car with a larger than 25kwh (edrive range more than 150km) - Tesla
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Which hybrid electric car will be yours in the future?

Post by leffex » Jan 13 2020 7:22am

For me it will be a hybrid plug-in. Sad I have no use of one right now. Chevrolet volt or the sister car that is the same Opel Ampera is something I'm looking at in the future.
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Re: Which hybrid electric car will be yours in the future?

Post by eee291 » Jan 13 2020 3:25pm

DIY Hybrid or fully electric VW Passat 3B2 8)

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Post by leffex » Jan 13 2020 6:00pm

eee291 wrote:
Jan 13 2020 3:25pm
DIY Hybrid or fully electric VW Passat 3B2 8)
Haha. They also have the plug-in golf and passat GTE! :D

Statistics says that most users drive 80-90% with electricity only. (w plug-in car)

Say an example car total running costs (Sweden, dinosaur based on economy car):

Comparisson cost per 10000km driven / year by a:
Dinousaur car 1400$ / year
Insurance 250$
Fuel 1000$
Taxes 150$

Plug-in car 740$ / year
Insurance 250$
Fuel 450$
Taxes 40$

Electric car 590$ / year
Insurance 250$
Electricity 300$ or less
Taxes 40$

-Apart from garage cost, for me totaling a 1200$ per year so that's one of the reasons I'm not getting a car or I'm into that right now. Do you have a house or villa? 0$ cost
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Re: Which hybrid electric car will be yours in the future?

Post by nicobie » Jan 17 2020 2:55pm

I liked my 2016 Volt so much I just traded it in for a 2020 one. This the last year they are being sold and I didn't see anything out there I liked for the same $. In about 2 years we should see some nice plug-in hybrids hitting the market. This was the end of the Chevy tax incentives too.
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Post by billvon » Jan 17 2020 3:22pm

This is based on some pretty old data. Leafs now have ranges of 150-225 miles, and Prius Primes have ranges of about 25 miles.
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Post by John in CR » Feb 11 2020 1:58pm

No way a hybrid. Fully electric only, and probably DIY. If not scratch built to exactly suit my needs, then I'll get one of those tiny Chinese electric cars or maybe a 3 wheeler, and mod it to get at least an 100kph top speed for highways at 80kph (gotta have unused headroom for passing, headwinds, and slight grades, and 150km+ of range. It will be my no frills inclement weather electric, with a fan or 2, good sound system, and a few USB ports to charge phones.

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Re: Which hybrid electric car will be yours in the future?

Post by ZeroEm » Feb 11 2020 7:54pm

I bought a 2013 leaf 24k battery pack, just love it but would swap for a newer one, bigger battery. Now 100 mile range is good for me. Charging to 80% and don't drive below 20% is really less than 60 miles which I get on with but most would not in a big city.

Buying a hybrid? Thought about it in the beginning but now would not even think about it. The problems of both not a solution. If you need to drive out far just rent a car, if you drive out all the time buy an ICE. They get best mileage long distance not city driving.

Best for last; after joining ES and building my e-trike. Ride my e-trike more than the car and my e-trike's 1.8k battery will go farther than the car.

The car has it's place but i'm with "John in CR" I would like to replace it with something small built out of bike parts, covered no frills, basic. Like the Elf or the Pebl. For a store run in the rain and or one passenger. I would still ride my e-trike first and use the other when needed.
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Re: Which hybrid electric car will be yours in the future?

Post by billvon » Feb 11 2020 8:00pm

John in CR wrote:
Feb 11 2020 1:58pm
No way a hybrid. Fully electric only, and probably DIY.
I recently got a Prius Prime and it's been great. The battery (8kwhr) just about covers my commute, which is 90% of my driving. My average MPG is over 199 (that's as high as the gauge goes) and I go to the gas station about twice a year.
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Re: Which hybrid electric car will be yours in the future?

Post by John in CR » Feb 11 2020 8:43pm

billvon wrote:
Feb 11 2020 8:00pm
... I go to the gas station about twice a year.
Other than using my van during our move 1.5 years ago, it's been 5 years since I bought a tank of gase or quart of oil, or even paid the annual registration or inspection fees. 12 years of electric bike has saved our family at least $30,000 , so what I've spent on the hobby has us way in the plus along with a stockpile of goodies.

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Post by billvon » Feb 11 2020 9:35pm

John in CR wrote:
Feb 11 2020 8:43pm
Other than using my van during our move 1.5 years ago, it's been 5 years since I bought a tank of gase or quart of oil, or even paid the annual registration or inspection fees. 12 years of electric bike has saved our family at least $30,000 , so what I've spent on the hobby has us way in the plus along with a stockpile of goodies.
If you can swing that, that's even better.
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Re: Which hybrid electric car will be yours in the future?

Post by ZeroEm » Mar 03 2020 10:44am

Gas to bad if not under pressure. I would add a little to it every few months or drain it out.
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