“Weekly trips to the gas station have now been replaced with daily plugging in at home, which is both faster and more convenient. The Leaf has a limited range of 80–100 miles, so it’s essentially a drive-to-work or haul groceries kind of car. That suits most of my driving, as I work primarily from home. For road trips or longer drives, I’ll continue to depend on my Civic SI.”
See Owning My 1st All-Electric Vehicle — A Female POVI’ve long known women have quite different priorities about lots of things including automobiles. In the old days, men always lifted the hood. Women checked out the exterior and interior. Here’s an account of a women buying her first EV, a used Nissan Leaf. There’s none of the ego-driven need for speed. There’s just practicality. Will it get the job done? Yes. Is it convenient and easy? Yes.
As a second car an EV takes care of all the short trips one does wastefully in a gas-guzzler. Even a small/compact/”economical” gas-guzzler can’t compete for the short trips. An EV:
- has instant warm-up,
- never needs to stop at a “gas station”, and
- rarely needs repair/service/maintenance.
Most of us are city-dwellers or live near cities so a “second” car may be all we need. I know it’s all I need. If I ever need to drive ~1000 miles I can rent a gas-guzzler or EV with longer range than my (soon!) Solo EV. The Solo (161km) has longer range than that old Nissan Leaf (135km), and costs less to operate (Solo 10km/kWh versus Leaf 6km/kWh).
So, women should try and buy EVs. It’s the right thing to do being economical and environmentally friendly.