It's acronym heaven owning an EV, isn't it? I just saw a video from C/Net stating that by 2040 a large percentage of cars (35%) will have a plug and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) will be less than a gas car. I've been trying to prove that myself, but it's not looking good for EVs at the moment. Based upon $2 a gallon gas, 25mpg average mileage, I calculate a gas car costs (fuel only) $.08 a mile to operate. Based upon my Model S, 275 miles on 90 kW of energy at $.12 per kW, I get $.04 per mile to operate. This saves about $500 a year in gasoline costs based upon 12,000 miles driven per year. There is no way that little savings is going to offset any EV.
Has anyone else done a similar calculation?
Here's the C/Net video: https://youtu.be/apzabFqDPMo
Note that Tony Seba is predicting faster adoption of EVs: https://youtu.be/E7Jg1IJ68_g