Flyin'Dutch' wrote:The only thing that matters with an EV is range unless you just want a second car as city runabout.
.. but if you do (or as a 'rural town and vicinity but not very far' runabout), then price and recharge time become important. The price includes both direct running costs (should go down), and recurrent maintenance costs (probably downward trend), but also capital cost of switch (currently high) and any infrastructure cost eg of installing fast charger at home (should be unnecessary if overnight on domestic socket will suffice for typical needs).
But if all above are satisfied, and a second car (ICE) is available, then EV will start to look very attractive if
capital cost comes down faster than small ICE runabout declines towards unserviceability (or high maintenance costs). However, I can foresee that if we get a small EV, then it will be used for nearly all our journeys (most of which are short), to the point when logic dictates that we should get rid of the larger and rent when we need one, because we would be paying a lot for the convenience of having one. We rarely need its larger volume or range: airport trips for ourselves or overseas visitors; a few visits within UK; annual collection of the Christmas tree (we could do with a smaller one!)
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