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Are electric cars too expensive? What's the price you want to pay for an electric vehicle?
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Are electric cars too expensive? What's the price you want to pay for an electric vehicle?

They say that one of the key factors we face in choosing to buy an electric vehicle / car / motorcycle / bicycle / scooter / etc .. is the cost ..

What is the cost that is appropriate to pay?

But.. it's not as simple as the purchase price, because the total cost of ownership for an electric vehicle is calculated differently than for a gasoline vehicle. 

Electricity as a fuel is way cheaper than gasoline - the maintanence costs are lower - the vehicle might last longer - hence, the price premium can be paid for through these savings.

If the electric car is too high a price for you, there are other choices to get into electrified transportation.  Electric motorcycles .. highway speed electric scooters .. even electric bicycles .. they all have their own place, are electric, and have a lower cost than an electric car.  At one time I reasoned that buying an electric scooter would lengthen the lifetime of my gas car enough to pay for the purchase price of the scooter.  For example.

Let's focus on this:  What is the cost that is appropriate to pay?  And what is your reasoning?

Since the cost of electricity

Since the cost of electricity around here is static (pardon pun) it's really nice to be able to plan costs out. The $38k price tag is definitely sticker shock but the lack of maintenance and reliable energy pricing more than makes up for it over time.