Long-time readers may recognize this story, as the issue is similar to the one I wrote about when I wrote about a common “disease” amongst Chevy Volt owners. Again, like with that article, the thing that triggered this article was a post on the Chevy-Volt.com forum.
The title of the new post is, “Now the wife wants one….” Just a couple of weeks after the forum member got his Chevy Volt, his wife decided it was also time to toss her gasmobile out of the garage. Good news, and certainly better than the “disease” scenario in which the wife* simply takes the Volt and forces the husband to fend for himself at the gas station. And whether there’s a disease involved or not, Chevy Volts are contagious.
On a more serious note, the point is clear: electric vehicles (and, actually, in both of the stories I’m referencing, Chevy Volts) are so much nicer to own and drive that it is hard not to end up dissatisfied with gasmobiles after getting a taste of electricity. Perhaps it is because of the nature of our site and audience (and the forums that I follow), but I have never heard of someone wanting to go back to a gasmobile, while I have heard many EV owners say that they can’t enjoy gasmobiles any more, and that their family is switching or has fully switched to electric vehicles — LEAF + Volt families, LEAF + Model S families, Model S + Volt families, Volt + Volt families, etc.
Back to the Volt thread that triggered this piece, for a lot more comments about similar situations or about how common this situation is, head on over here.
*Yes, it could be reversed and the husband could steal the wife’s EV, but I’m yet to hear of that scenario.
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