You didn't listen.
MOT's will cost the same as any car but there is less to fail on an EV. No MOT's on van's!
Sorry, I was but I was just thkning out loud. My expirence is that you usually pay extra for services for technology that is out of the norm, as it were. Just my opinion, could be wrong.
The Leaf's battery has a 10yr warranty, more range and bigger savings second hand. But the other is: £70/month for a decade.. £8,400 + car price? Bad news, not cheap and will destroy 2nd hand values. Also expensive if you don't max the monthly mileage.
I know that in the long run I'll paying more, but as I said it's piece of mind. Theres also considerations like what does the 10 year warranty cover, does it cover battery degradation, and if so to what level before it's replaced? And do they do that for second/third hand owners?
Plus, you take a small chunk out for what you would usually pay for breakdown cover, and they would pick you up if you run out of charge. You never know!
ALL production EV's have extensive "heads up" electronics with more toys than you can point a stick at.
I know, but it's not just toys I want, it's useful toys like the location charge range I mentioned.
The initial cost..... will be far lower if you buy a second hand Fiat 500 or the more reliable Honda Jazz.
It would be incredibly lower if I bought a diesel/petrol car, but I want a mass production, built to be EV from the ground up car.
An EV is not for your lifestyle. You cannot charge it up at home. They stand, as I said before for hobbyists, specials, kit cars, Sunday rides and second cars.
I completely disagree with this idea. I aim to solve the charging problem by having a charging point installed in the car park, that aside I really can't see why 'normal' people can't have one. A bit of planning around your trips is all that's needed, I don't see why it's not for me.
I already said I know theres extra cost which I am aware of, it almost seems you want it to remain a niche thing for hobbists and enthusiasts alone
do you want to easily drive more than 80 miles a day in your EV?
Doubtful, only on occasions where I visit my mother whom lives in Wales. While one charge wouldnt be enough to get there and back, we always stay a good few hours which would be enough to charge it for the way home even on a domestic supply. In addition, theres an Ecotricity point on the way.
Do we spend £70 odd on fuel a month currently, sometimes yes sometimes no. However, what does restrict us is the fuel cost. We would love to just jump in the car and go places when we feel like but currently the cost of petrol stops us.
This is one area where an EV would give us freedom.