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Old 03-10-2013, 08:59 PM   #161
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Location: Pittsburgh
2003 WRX wagon


I cannot believe how poorly this is doing.

I am actually bummed since I want a SUV PHEV myself for my next vehicle. If this is selling so terribly then it is possible that no automaker will bother making my ideal vehicle.

The question is: Is this b/c the people who buy EVs for image issues don't want to be seen in a SUV? Is it b/c people who like SUVs want to go camping etc (or pretend they will)?

I remember the first hybrid that was sold and cost effective was the Chevy silverado which was also poorly received even though the payback was fairly quick. When you do the calculations the best options for PHEVs and hybrids are still SUVs, but they certainly haven't got the same reception.
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