Many of us commute to and from work every day in our cars, often by our self. As more affordable production all electric vehicles (EV) enter the market, I am wondering what sort of range would you need in order to switch your commute to an EV.
Recently, a friend asked me about the new Honda Fit EV, which is currently only available for lease in a few states including Massachusetts. The Honda Fit EV has an EPA estimated range of 82 miles. My friend commutes 55-70 miles per day, depending on which route he takes. Would he be able to safely make it to and from work on one charge given the cold winters and hot summers in New England? Would he be able to recharge at work or on the way home just in case? I don’t know.
How far is your daily commute?
What range would you feel comfortable enough to consider an EV?
What else factors into the decision for you?
Please leave your answers in the comments below.