We started out with a Mitsubishi iMiEV in May of 2012. Even with all the research, we didn't really know how practical it would be with just a 65 or 70 mile range. We thought if it would do 75% of our everyday needs, it would be practical enough to be a keeper, but we had no idea. After just a month or two, we found we needed to buy trickle chargers for our ICE cars, as they just weren't getting driven hardly at all
2 years later, when they started coming off lease, we bought a second one, more as 'insurance' should something happen to our now favorite car and we got it for about 1/3rd the new price, with only 3,900 miles on it. Sold one ICE for about enough to cover the cost of the second Mitsu
We charge them only at home, usually every 3rd or 4th day. Have never had a more practical car, as it turns out. Very easy to get into and out of, room in front or back for even a 6' 2" person, fold the back seats flat and you can slide a washer or dryer in the back and close the hatch, Carried a dozen bags of Redi-Mix home and all sorts of other construction materials too - 8' long 2 x 4's will fit inside and close the hatch. Great air conditioning, which is important down here as we use that about 8 months out of the year. I don't know of any other more versatile around town car out there than the iMiEV - We go almost everywhere in them and because we do, our other 2 cars (a '17 Volt and a '14 Ford Transit Connect) will last literally forever - Neither will have 100K on them when they are 15 years old. We have around town cars for around town trips which are much more practical than either of those two
I love the concept of the Volt - Always wanted one and was just waiting for the second gen cars with more EV range and more tech - Love the ACC and the cross traffic alert when backing out of parking places - The high speed emergency braking has already saved my bacon once. But, when compared to the Mitsu's, the forward visiblity is poor, the slope of the windshield reflects the dash up in the drivers eyes, it's just terrible to get into and out of for an older person, the rear visiblity is poor, the cargo capacity seats up and seats down is very small compared to our daily cars and that's pretty important. We probably drive the Volt 3 or 4 times on an average month, maybe racking up 200 to 300 miles per month. We'll probably own it for a long time . . . . we're not wearing it out!
Don't see any other EV's or PHEV's in our near future . . . . we're pretty well set for the next 10 years at least, probably the next 15. Older, low mileage cars are much cheaper to drive - Lower insurance costs, lower license fees. I don't see anything on the horizon which would tempt us to get rid of anything we currently have. They all have their strong points and that's what we try to use them for. A pick up truck for a daily driver still blows my mind - What were they thinking?