Everyone needs to look at their personal circumstances to decide on the viability of a BEV.
It used to be that I had a 30 mile commute, 60 mile round trip 200 days/year, 12000 miles
Right now I could buy a BMW i3 with enough range, keep the bigger car for longer journeys.
At today’s prices the i3 would cost about 5p a mile and the regular car 24p, allowing for the cost of insurance that would be a running cost saving of £2000 per year. I’ve assumed the cost of tyres, brakes, repairs (not servicing) would match, this rather favours the regular car.
If I bought second hand over 5 years I’d expect about £20k asset depreciation on the i3. I’ve chosen 5 years since that would be 1000 charge cycles.
So it would cost at most £2000 per year more to have an additional car on the drive, always ready, charged, warm or cool as required. I would be tempted.
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