Forestlight· Registered User
2022 ProS RWD. Dusk blue/gray
I am in your wife’s age. In my situation my husband is open to an EV though.I have been interested in an EV for some time. Have an opportunity to lease a 2022 ID4 Pro at a great price with both federal and state incentives (We live in Southern NJ) but need some advise. My wife and I are retired, she’s 71 and I’m 67 and we are unable to home charge. The closest Electrify America public station is only 5 minutes from our home. My wife is really against getting an EV due to charging times, etc. we only have one vehicle so this would be our primary car. Does it make sense to move forward with getting the ID4 or is my wife right that it’s not practical for us? Thanks for any advice as I’m really struggling with this decision.
I wonder if your wife considers some of the underlying values connected with having an EV. Climate is the first one I think of, but ease of long term maintenance, the pleasure of driving, making positive contributions to the culture and greater good are also in there. These are all things that motivated me. Plus it’s true that I am a gearhead of sorts since way back🤔
I chose to lease a Leaf a year ago as a learning car. I have learned so much!,,, I was initially intimidated to use public charging, but after the first time, SO EASY. Especially getting it for free. Choose a place where you can do errands or have dinner, and you care for the car at the same time.
It is necessary to adjust your life if you choose an EV, but I have found it immensely satisfying. You need to mindfully plan ahead and be responsible in a different way. There is also a way in which the car is so quiet and responsive to you that the relationship you develop with it is different. My husband agrees.
Fear is an obstacle at first, but the sense of accomplishment in meeting the challenge is so worth it. I have looked at many EVs in the past year in this price range. I find the ID4 is the nicest, most comfortable, best equipped.
Good luck to you both.