Must be a different set of Leafers. In my experience they're rather doctrinaire, self righteous, and dogmatic. This week they were whining that Volts were taking "their" parking places, which in their entitled minds was an outrage because ... the Volt has an ICE. Also lots of talk about how the Leaf needs to show Volt drivers who is boss with their vastly superior acceleration (not). The biggest thing though is all the spewing of hate for GM. That's beyond me.I dont know, but many Voltheads are worse.. and they talk down the Leaf all the time. The Leafers seem to be the most easy going of the lot. I'm impartial, I hang around all three communities.
This wasn't really relevant. The charger was provided by an employer. AFAIK the Leaf driver had plenty of range. He just wanted to charge for free. So need had nothing to do with it, and I can't see any reason why the Volt should give up a spot for him. Assuming his commute was outside his range, my suggestion would be that he needs to get a different car or a different job. You can't put yourself in a vulnerable position and then expect everyone to accommodate you. You have to be responsible.I agree that Volt drivers should not use up the few charging stations available, because the Leaf drivers may really "need" charging, we don't.
Why do drivers of Chevys bash Ford? Why do drivers of Fords bash Chevy? Tastes differ and so do choices, and people tend to think their choice is correct, it's human nature. It's what makes life fun, just don't take it too seriously.Why do Prius owners feel the need to attack the Volt?
I take issue with broad brush statements like this.To say as such it's clear that you understand the Volt powertrain about as much as these very same Prius enthusiasts.I think a lot of the "friction" started when GM began marketing the Volt as a battery-electric vehicle with a "generator" and then later revealed that it was really more of a parallel-hybrid with a larger battery pack and motor