Why did you buy a plug in and not an electric car.

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  1. Priss

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    I really wanted a Model3 but the timing was off and I wasn't sure I had the patience to wait several years for delivery. A Tesla or Volvo (they're going electric, whoo!) will be on my radar when I'm ready to bid adieu to the Prime. Definitely share some Tesla info and photos, Nancy! I am super intrigued by them.
     
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    If you want a "moderately priced" pure electric, and don't want to play Tesla's games, get a Chevy Bolt. Yeah, I know Chevy isn't "cool," but the car actually works pretty well.

    SM-G950U ?
     
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    I thought about it, but figured if I'm spending that kind of money I'd rather a Tesla over a Chevy. I never really cared for Chevy, honestly. EVs are steadily getting better and better, also more widely available. By the time I'm ready to trade there will be many more options from a multitude of brands, which is a nice thought. Range anxiety will also be less of an issue, hopefully!
     
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    Ack! I'd only carry a Jerry can inside a car in a dire emergency...
     
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    Oh, never mind, just realized you said EMPTY can...
     
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    Around town, there is no need to carry gas. If taking the i3-REx out of town, especially when the route may have fewer open gas stations, the spare can of gas makes a lot of sense.

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    Why did we by a Prime and not an electric?
    In BC charging infrastructure is scant as yet and EV's do not have the range we need for some of our travel. Day to day however, we drive something close to the Prime's range. So our plan is to drive in EV mode most of the time, reducing carbon footprint, saving money and still have the capability of longer drives when we go travelling or visit family. Because Toyota has extensive history with the Hybrid synergy system and because we've owned 7 Toyotas in the past, we trust the automaker and it's ability to build a quality Hybrid product.
     
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    There are not enough charge stations and the cost of charging is way too much. I hate being controlled by the electric range and the anxiety of running out of electricity. It will happen no matter how large the range is.
     
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    The only reason I have bought 3 Priuses was to get car pool stickers. Along the way they have grown on me. My 2017 is certainly a nice upgrade from my 2012 Plug in. I do enjoy the quality and low cost of ownership of the Prius.
     
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    CB7F6A8C-7A9B-4EAB-95FA-FF8DB1F587FF.jpeg The garage is now complete. The Tesla 3 is a fabulous car so far. We have had it about 3 hours and have been figuring out how it all works. The drive and handling is phenomenal and the sound system is fabulous. I need to spend more time with it this weekend when I can get it out of my husbands hands. It is after all, his car! The angle of this photo makes it look small but it is 3” longer than the Prime and has 19” wheels. The roof is all glass. I wouldn’t trade either of these vehicles and don’t see us ever becoming disenchanted with them.
     
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    Congrats on the new 3!
     
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    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

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    Wow, Nancy... garage looking good there! Anxious to read your reviews of the 3 as you get to know it better.
     
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    I admit I got rapped up in Elon's promotional marketing and was one of the ones standing in line to give Tesla my $1,000 deposit. But I ended up canceling my Tesla Model 3 order and bought the Prius Prime instead. Why? The more I thought about owning an EV, the less sense it made. First the cost of the Model 3 ended up being nearly 2x more than what was initially announced (with options), fuel costs are low, the Prime's ICE is super efficient, and the Prime's EV range covers 90% of my local travels. Also I sold my 2004 Prius after 225,000 miles and had zero problems with it. And Quality of the Model 3's are (so far) not that great. Another reason was, for long trips, the thought of hanging around a charging station for 20 to 90 minutes (as ICE vehicles waved as they went by) didn't thrill me.
     
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