For most people, the switch to home charging takes care of it. Electricity is WAY lower price per mile than gasoline already.Pretty simple...charging speeds equal to fueling a car with the availability of gas stations. That with comparable costs to good old gasoline and you have a recipe to answer your title.
Not so many on the roads these days, though, and I live a quarter mile from where the MPD stable their crowd-control equines, and the staging area for the local carriage trade. Are you expecting much "paddock ICE"?In the hundred years since the US hit "peak horse" there are still almost half that number of horses in the US today.
Not! According to all of my neighbors from 20 something college students to 70 something seniors none have a clue what TCO even is. All they care about is how much will it cost me per month to own or lease and how much gas will it use. Nothing else. Not maintenance or depreciation or where the energy comes from or the exhaust goes to.This article is not vetted against reality. Yet again. It perpetrates many myths about EV ownership.
"Electric cars will go mainstream when the cost of the powertrain — the motor and other guts that make the vehicle move — is the same as owning cars that burn gasoline or diesel. "
Wrong. When the TOTAL cost of ownership (TCO) is equivalent, ICE is toast. TCO includes fuel and maintenance which are much lower for an EV than an ICE. We are at parity now for some cars such as Leaf and Bolt. It could even be argued that Model S is lower TCO than an equivalent ICE luxury car. TAAS (Transportation as a Service) will make ownership obsolete overnight.
I agree. Misunderstanding + myth + plus old school thinking.This article is not vetted against reality. Yet again. It perpetrates many myths about EV ownership.