Would you buy an electric vehicle - Why or why not?

It’s reasonable to expect there are a variety of scenarios that fall between the widest differences of view.

For one commuter.

That’s the case for Nanda Nalluri, an emergency services worker living on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne.
Since switching to an electric car a year ago, he has driven more than 37,000 kilometres, mostly commuting for work.
“I’m basically saving, between petrol and servicing, $5,500 to $6,000 a year,” he told the ABC.
“I’m doing easily a 100-kilometre round trip for just a shift, and sometimes it goes up to 200km. Over a week, I can easily do 700km.”

That story the ABC backed up with further cost details and the basis of the estimate. Electric car sales in Australia's outer suburbs take off as commuters pocket 'ridiculous' savings - ABC News

The option is there for any one who sees an issue with the content or the way an article is presented to contact the ABC directly. Without meaningful feedback it will be as it is.

Not the only motivation for purchasing a new motor vehicle. The NRMA guide to the cheapest cars to run is all BEVs. What are the cheapest cars to run? | The NRMA

It’s a more complex decision when we take into account the upfront purchase price. Perceived value, real value and owner needs are put through the blender. We typically ad an emotive comment to our decision making.

For many the choice of model reflects how we perceive ourselves, and/or how we want others to see us.

It’s an incomplete comparison to be looking purely at price points. Some prioritise minimising the impact of minimal carbon emissions. Others on having a plush leather interior, heated seats, and a customised external styling and accessories package. Optionally with a turbo and ICE engine note a critical requirement.

Evidence we spend more than we need is ICE based and BEV come in models at different price points. Most often the lowest standard cheapest vehicle does the same job equally well as the more expensive options. It’s rarely a decision purely on least cost.

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I didn’t take the comment as being a different trip. The comment was that if the LC was used instead of the EV, it would have cost $1200 in fuel (while the EV was $12 taking a slightly longer route). It wasn’t talking about an old trip of a different type, but direct comparison with a EV.

I don’t recall seeing that in the first version of the article and it may have appeared in response to some negative criticisms about the information ABC has been presenting. The numbers conveniently draw the presented conclusion, but, and outlined above 25/L is highly unlikely for a LC road used and isn’t therefore a direct comparison.

Agree it isn’t a true comparison for most people, if one assumes that the exaggerated figures were correct.

It is widely acknowledged and agreed by possibly anyone who has looked into EVs, that the energy cost of an EV is significantly less than that for an equivalent traditional ICE vehicle. This is due to a number of reasons including raw energy cost, excises and taxes imposed (where EVs currently don’t pay an fuel type excise which is purported to be used for road infrastructure) etc. As it is widely known that this is the case, there isn’t a need to present information which is a wild exaggeration and incorrect. When such information is found out to be a misrepresentation of the facts, it only further strengthens the arguments for some not to change to an EV. This is where such disingenuous information will do the most damage.

Agree, and this is the crux of the issue at hand.

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Worthy of a separate topic if that is what is driving this part of the current topic’s discussion.

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