Electric vehicles only for the wealthy

Electric vehicles only for the wealthy

Once the high incremental production cost for these vehicles is included, the incremental life cycle cost ranges from $17,300 to $27,800. Our analysis suggests that even in volume production, the life cycle cost of full-function EVs with NiMH batteries will remain substantially above that for ICEV’s (regular combustion engines with a batterypack which themselves are already more expensive nobody really uses so actually just standard combustion engine vehicles )

Rand.org pdf

So in short: Any form of non combustion engine driven transport is more expensive to build, has shorter life expectancy, needs more maintenance and puts a heavier burden on resources without any useful result. On the contrary they are a negative factor on overall environmental load

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