Originally Posted by JaxRed
Why would states pay for the upkeep of plugs? I don't even know what "upkeep for plugs" means....
The Leaf is pretty much a commuter car. The plug is in my garage. 1875 gas free miles now.
The same reason they pay for road maintenance and infrastructure. Things wear out and need replaced. For the Chevy Volt to truely become a viable option for many people the state will have to install some means for people to conveniently charge the vehicles while they are at work or whatever. Right now a large portion of the nation the Volt is not a feasible vehicle. Why?
It costs significantly more than other gas only options.
The mileage wouldn't cover my daily commute and thus still burning gas.
If you don't have a handy outlet then you are going to have to pay for something run into the garage.
Like I said in my previous post it maybe feasible for people who live in major metropolitan areas where everything is within a 10 mile radius but 50 miles range is NOT worth the extra 10-20k for me to spend when there is no other means to charge it besides when I get home.
Not to mention every time the car dealers come up with some new technology it makes it even more expensive on repairs because they know the dealers are the only ones who could repair the problems with a vehicle when it first comes out.