Sorry for the miss spells, posted from phone while out traveling, not driving
Not everyone wants to think about when to charge, how much to charge, am I charging this to fast. It definitely takes some planning and thought. Especially if you do not have a home charger.Back in the day, Prius buyers and owners were pioneers. Why aren’t those current Prius owners trading in the EVs? Someone told me Prius owners are the largest movers to EVs. I don’t see it, I see Prius posers. Actually hybrid owners are hybrids. The current EV buyers and owners are the pioneers. Be proud EV owners.
If you are a hybrid buyer and owner that statically proven, never plug in, why haven’t you moved to BEV? Why be a poser?
I just looked around, and the Prius is still the cheapest hybrid there is (including the used ones). So that same rule I posted to another thread, amended for hybrids applies: Most people who want hybrids will seek out the cheapest one they can find, and they don't really care which one as long as it has the monthly payment they want.Second, most of those people just want to get 50-60mpg. That's much better than any other vehicle. They aren't interested in learning how to live with an EV.
I disagree. The real posers - and even though it's still unkind, it's accurate enough for @garsh to agree - are people who buy ridiculous plug-in hybrids, like a Chrysler minivan, just to get VIP parking in a charging space.My bad, I thought the original Prius pioneers were like the EV pioneers of today and focused on sustainability.
Sorry, but they look like posers.
My brother picked up a Pacifica plug-in. Came with a full tank off the lot and didn't have to fill it till about 1k miles. So I wouldn't consider him a poser. Especially since he qualified for the $7500 credit and essentially got the hybrid upgrade for free.I disagree. The real posers - and even though it's still unkind, it's accurate enough for @garsh to agree - are people who buy ridiculous plug-in hybrids, like a Chrysler minivan, just to get VIP parking in a charging space.
Those same people will tell you that FSD works already. Social media posters generally have a story to sell and they'll justify it however they see fit.This person did the analysis
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You forgot the 2nd half of that sentence. Did he buy it just to use charging spaces as VIP parking?My brother picked up a Pacifica plug-in. Came with a full tank off the lot and didn't have to fill it till about 1k miles. So I wouldn't consider him a poser. Especially since he qualified for the $7500 credit and essentially got the hybrid upgrade for free.
You can try, but Prius owners also feel superior, so you have some competition.I need to recheck my Tesla owner's handbook. I was unaware that I'm entitled to feel superior to Prius owners...
Key word is “long term”. Most people are concerned with their monthly payment and can’t rely on a credit that’s up to a year out. Though this SHOULD be fixed next year when the credit can be applied at time of purchase. However, I’m willing to bet Tesla (and others) will raise prices to keep a bit of that credit for themselves.don't forget sustainability,
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EVs are sustainable over the long term, est are that they can last 20+ years
ICE use got us here with carbon and rising water levels, Hybrids are a marginal benefit, but in 2023, def not what we need to be focused on
I cannot believe some people want to buy new hybrids....
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The point is, don't be posers, use the tax credits over the next year and move from ICE/hybrids to EVs