This is my first EV. I owned a Chevy 3.4 Euro Lumina in the 90s thru 2008, and researched the existing hybrids in '08. I drove a Prius and didn't care for it at all. I drove a Civic hybrid and thought the acceleration was nonexistent, so I ended up buying a gas-burning Civic, which averaged 35 mpg. The later battery problems and software "upgrade" issues with the Civic hybrid made me glad I bought the ICE Civic at the time. Though the sun visors kept exploding in the summer heat, and had to be replaced every few months. What a pain! Plus, I had a carport at the time, and the AZ sun burned the paint right off the car. Stripped it down to the metal. Lots of other heat-related issues with gaskets and other external parts disintegrating. Now I own a garage, so hopefully that won't be a problem.