Source: Autoblog Green
quote: perhaps this particular demographic might prefer a $14-$17k gas vehicle that can hit (or almost hit) 40+ MPG as an alternative until they can swing a higher monthly car payment.
quote: Oh, and that $199 lease payment is a disaster waiting to happen as I encountered so many lease owners who "swore" they would keep the miles in check but went way over
quote: A 30 MPG combined gas car will need $130 to go 1000 miles a month, while the Spark EV will need about $30. You're not going to be able to lease a $14k car for $99/month, and even if you finance it over 5 years you'll still pay less per month with the EV.
quote: It's pretty hard to drive more than expected in an EV, IMO, because you're not going to take it on unexpected road trips.
quote: well they're tall because people still have to fit inside them, and that isn't possible with a short, low car
quote: well they're tall because people still have to fit inside them, and that isn't possible with a short, low car. so you sit more upright in a short car.
quote: i remember a designer once said that it was difficult to design a small car that didn't look awkward, but i think the toyota yaris hatch actually looks good.