I absolutely LOVE my Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). Buying it is the best thing I ever did! In summer it gets more than 250 miles of range around town, and over 200 driving from Sacramento to Redding at about 80 mph with the A/C on full blast. It is sturdy and well-made, tracks like it's on rails, corners really well because of the low center of gravity, is really roomy and comfortable inside, and is really peppy and fun to drive.
When I step on the accelerator, it takes off like a rocket! I feel like I'm driving a sports car, except that I sit up high and have great visibility. I love the computer screen, the heated steering wheel & seats in winter, and all the cargo space. Not only that, but I charge it at home using the energy from my solar panels. Plus, it requires no service. And it was affordable: with the trade-in from my old car and the California and federal rebates, the car ended up costing me about $21,000; $24,000 out the door, with tax & license. I'll never go back to a smelly, polluting, greasy, sluggish internal combustion engine car!