I agree and just look at how the prices have risen on household batteries. Why? Because now more and more things are using nickel and lithium and other precious metals to make these electric vehicles which is driving up the costs. Then let’s talk about mechanics. How many mechanics, or should I say techs are going to be in your local area trained to work on these? I mean most gas or diesel all work the same so mechanics can work on them, try asking them to replace a battery cell, and reprogram the computer to accept it or replace a fried circuit board. Nope. You will have to drive to another state to get things fixed. I hate to say it, it’s just not viable yet. I don’t hate them, I’m all for it, in a controlled and rolled out plan that would take many, many years. Not like they are doing with their “here deal with it” mentality.Remember hybrid vehicles in the early 2000s? The cost to replace the batteries were just short of $10,000. I believe there life span was 7-10 years max. But hey, you always had the gas part if the batteries didn't work.
Now with all electric, the costs will be much more and I think the life span isn't much better. And all those specialty electric parts have to be expensive.
EV's will cost as much or more to use than gas powered vehicles in the long run, because that's how the universe works. Of course electricity prices will rise. People who can't see this coming are just kidding themselves or ignorant.We were discussing electric vehicles yesterday and I was talking about how when the prices of these cars come down, and say get around the 40k mark and actually make it compete with other vehicles, more and more people in rural areas will be purchasing them. This will lead to increased load on the sub-stations. To counter this affect they will have to increase the size and add more infrastructure, which in return will raise the power rates. So eventually all that money you were saving by paying a cheaper power bill, with the new rates will just even itself back out in the long run. Early adopters will see the most benefits.
On a side note, I love the idea of no longer doing oil changes, or using any sort of fluids.