Originally Posted by sn13
But 300 Mile range takes it from Toy (Leaf/Volt) to Usable for the Group of Americans who commute more than 10 minutes each way. I personally drive 100 miles round trip every day. 300 miles is a good range. 40 miles, is not.
There are a lot of folks who can get by with a commuter that has a 40-50 mile range. Isn't "average" annual mileage 12,000? Assuming 100% of that is commuting and you have 3 weeks vacation during which you don't drive at all, that's still less than 50 miles a day. For a family, having a road trip worthy car and an electric commuter makes perfect sense even at a 50 mile range.