We took over the lease of a Chevy Spark EV because our Prius was dying after 199000 miles of trouble free service. And now I can see what the EV craze is all about. This cheapest of EVs can blow every single gas powered car off the line from a traffic light with no fuss. It makes driving in the city so painless, which cannot be said for our 6-speed snoot-mobile. So now I’m convinced that we need to replace every car except for one for long distance driving with a cheap EV. The gas equivalent cost is about 1/4 that of our Escape Hybrid and the smug cloud over my head is therefore about 4 times as big as it used to be. The only surprise was how hard the steering wheel whips to the right if you stomp on the accelerator from a stop. Ooops.