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what they didn't include:

some states have annual car taxes on the value of your car. If your EV costs 40% more, you pay 40% more in annual taxes - maybe another thousand or two a year - every year!

Their analysis assumes you charge at home. More than half of people will need to use charge points as they live in places with no charge possibilities like apartment complexes, underground parking, street parking, etc. They will pay a premium - who knows? - 30 or 50% higher to charge at a public 'charging station'. There go the annual fuel savings. Few will be able to 'charge at night' at night rates in that group. Or the charging places won't bother to pass on the savings.

Most new cars have 8000-10000 mile oil changes. My 2016 has an oil life indicator. When it gets down to 15% , then you get the oil changed - for me, usually 8000 miles or so. Sometimes more. You could probably go to 10% oil life.

Oh, and range on an EV drops a bit every year.

they also didn't include the $2000-$3000 to install a fast charger in your garage or carport! Maybe 2 if you have a couple cars and teenagers driving all over the place. or long hauls to school, work, after school activities.


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