Originally Posted by dotmit
I'd rather have a BMWi
I'd rather drive a BMW. (Or better, a Porsche!)
Using Tesla's calculator http://www.teslamotors.com/financing
and considering my driving habits (multiple vehicles, telecommute) gas would need to rise to over $60/gallon before it made any sense for me, and that's just for the operating costs.
@ $84,900 for the "performance" version -- no, I don't ever see a Tesla in my future.
Honda offers an electric Fit EV lease (only) for $389/month while GM offers the Volt for $329/mo plus $2999 (= $412).
If the cost were maybe half or one-third of that, it might be fun to have an electric Fit as a spare car.
2008 E91 22K miles "Classic" BMW inline-six, six-speed manual transmission, Alpine, Terra, Xenons, ZSP, ZCW, ZPP, PDC, CA, alarm, M shifter and M brake handle, Euro rear fog light switch, Euro aspheric mirrors, Euro split armrest, rear power outlets, Lidatek, V-1 built-in remote display, Garmin nüvi custom cupholder mount, Dunlop Winter Sports, Cocomats (back to the 1970s!)