View Poll Results: What's the highest evolution of vehicle propulsion you've had?

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  • Full EV (highway capable)

    32 23.36%
  • Hybrid (Prius, Volt, etc.)

    37 27.01%
  • Conventional only

    68 49.64%
  • Never owned a car

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Thread: Model S buyer--previous EV/Hybrid owner?

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    Model S R77 efusco's Avatar
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    Model S buyer--previous EV/Hybrid owner?

    Curious how many of us are 'upgrading' from a hybrid to a full EV. If you've had a hybrid and now have or previously have had an EV, just say EV (ie. your highest 'evolution' in auto propulsion), likewise if you've ever owned a hybrid but now have a conventional, answer hybrid.
    Evan E. Fusco, MD--Nixa, MO
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    You're going to get an unusually high proportion of "Full EV" given all the Roadster owners here...

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    I'll be coming from a 3.2L V6 Audi A3 with all wheel drive. A blast to drive but I get 18mpg with my heavy foot and with $1800/yr in performance tires I can't wait for the Model S

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    I currently have both a 2006 Trail blazer, and a 2011 Mustang. The S will have the performance of the mustang, and the storage space of the trail blazer. I am replacing to ICE's with one Tesla!

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    Been waiting for that perfect EV through 12 years of driving 5 different conventional cars - '99 VW Passat, '01 BMW Z3, '04 Acura TL, '05 BMW 325i, '08 Mini Clubman S - the best fuel economy from which was barely 27 mpg

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    I currently own all 3. I assume that means I check the EV box.

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    My first car was a Dodge Neon. 2000 pound 0-30 rocket. 30-30+ snail. 95 top speed death trap. My brother totaled it.
    I have owned a VW Jetta TDI. Back before gas was more than $2 a gallon.
    I now own a VW GTI. Because they didn't have any TDIs in stock, and the salesman got me to drive it. Whoops!

    But lacking in this poll is Human Powered Vehicle. I used a bicycle as primary transport (with some MARTA in Atlanta) for 3 years. Commuting 12 miles one way during 1 year.

    I personally see Hybrids as awful compromises between an EV (I have always wanted a AC Induction powered vehicle) and a regular car. The original Insight I liked, and the Volt concept of EV with generator (it needs more battery capacity, and no default GM bungling), but the Toyota model of 2 substantial drive systems seems a waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_G View Post
    You're going to get an unusually high proportion of "Full EV" given all the Roadster owners here...
    Yea, I appreciate that, but I guess I'm most curious about the proportion of hybrid to conventional owners mostly, but didn't want to leave the roadster folks feeling left out and unloved!
    Evan E. Fusco, MD--Nixa, MO
    Model S R77/VIN-1267-- Black 85kWh (non-perf), Tech, Lacewood trim, tan interior, Sound Studio, Air Suspension, 19" rims, twin chargers, HPWC
    Model X Reservation Sequence # 5966 (for the wife)

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    I have 2 Hybrids. A 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid (which I will sell when i get the Model S) and a 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid which we will keep for long trips and trips to Costco etc.

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    I wonder how the cargo volume compares between the Mariner and the Model S.

    I have a Roadster, but my Model S will be replacing a Toyota Prius.

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