Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Raleigh NC
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2.5 hours to full on 220, so a typical dinner engagement. I've been living with the 451 electric for a year, and even at 4 hours it never really leaves me stranded. Most people who would actually buy this car as a second commuter are more interested in an electric than the high upkeep gasoline model. $1.73 for 70 miles of use, $150 a year in maintenance. That's it. I can easily see why they're doing this.
The big markets where these car sell already have strong charging infrastructure and it's only going to increase with the VW settlement.
I've said for a long time the gas version never made sense. That said, I may have to consider pulling the trigger on a manual convertible if this is true. The manual makes the anemic 3-cyl functional.