Green vehicles such as hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric vehicles often lack spares.You won't find a spare tire in a Tesla, yet if you check out a Facebook club dedicated to Tesla vehicles you will find that owners are speaking about flat tires.
My next car purchase in a 3-5 years will most likely be an EV. I have a Rav4 right now that has a full spare tire. I like to go on forests roads and other trails a little worse than your standard dirt road. I feel comfortable doing this in the Rav4, especially with the full size spare. I've noticed most EVs (and many new ICE vehicles);do not come with a spare, event a donut spare.
Spare tire info is often hard to find. Any EVs out there with spare tires (full size or mini)? I know of the Rivian but that's it.
@JMB999My current car (not a Hybrid) came with a space saver, but had a full sized well. The first time I bought tyres, I bought a new wheel (i,e, just the rim) from the main dealer, then asked the tyre fitter to fit one of the new tyres on the new rim, and kept one of the old ones as the spare. Problem solved.
My BMW came with run-flats, which gave too harsh a ride. I bought five wheels and tyres, and the spare has reduced the luggage space to about half of what it was. A pain, but I'd rather not have such a harsh ride.
A specific case was set out by Snowball on this Forum some years ago. He changed from one VW SUV to another and obtained one with a spare at the loss of two of the seats. (I can't remember now but he went from a Teagun to a Tijuan or vice-versa.(Not 100% of spelling of models.))
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