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AutoMatters & More: To EV or not to EV — That is the Question

AutoMatters & More: To EV or not to EV — That is the Question

Electric Vehicle Use Only sign Jan Wagner

If you are seriously considering the imminent purchase of a fully electric car as your next primary vehicle and you often drive long distances, consider this: for anything other than limited urban use, affordable, fully electric cars are still not as practical as vehicles that can at least be partially fueled by gasoline.

Here in Southern California, people tend to do a lot of freeway driving. I certainly do, and I almost always seem to be in a hurry to get where I am going. Even stopping briefly for gas is an inconvenience. Recharging an EV would be much more so. This was one of the reasons why I recently cancelled my...

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