Spotted in a CVS parking lot!!
...I'd buy my wife a Ford Fusion Energi (the PHEV model - Roughly $25,000 after incentives for a new one.) The freedom to use it as a plug-in electric car or a long-range hybrid road tripper, well it's hard to beat that for the primary family car. And, she's that person whose phone goes dead often. She has an impressive number of virtues and charms, but keeping a battery charged - not so much.
If a tadpole had wheels...(MiEV)
I'd buy myself a used Nissan Leaf (even though I still have a strange affinity for a Mitsubishi MiEV.)
I keep running across used Leafs for $9000-$10,000 and used MiEVs for $6500-$9000) and I'd put a new(er) engine in my little truck Lucy while dreaming that someone will build me a little hybrid or electric truck. It's hard to live without a little truck around, especially when your brain gets all Mesquite Huggery and needs barrels, pallets, etc. (Oh, the hypocritical irony.)
ElectroPigeon 2 and Spencer!
...and I'd order ElectroPigeon #2 some bad mamajama electric running gear.
A place unlike Lubbock, Texas
Or I might chuck the whole plan and go buy us a
May you find yourself with a better solution than what currently gets you around and may it be within your budget.