Less moving parts, less maintenance costs. #WhereIsMySurprisedFace https://fleetworld.co.uk/evs-cost-22-less-to-service-than-ice-cars-new-data-shows/
@jwildeboer a wasted article.
They cost you a lot more as they age, as their worth becomes basically nothing.
@swansinflight cars with ICUs aren’t different in that regard. Actually they lose value even faster.
@jwildeboer yeah but don't fall off a cliff with battery aging/cycling out.
I mean, I agree internal combustion engines days are numbered, but electric vehicles as we have them now aren't anything more than a stepping stone. Definitely not a long term solution.
@swansinflight Agreed. I don’t own a car anymore. I can do my daily business with a bicycle, electric scooter. And a rental car 2-4 times a year. Owning a car just stopped making sense to me.
@swansinflight @jwildeboer I drive a VW e-Golf I bought new in Nov 2015. Cheapest-to-own per kilometer vehicle I've ever owned (previous vehicles Honda Civic 2, Subaru sedan, Honda Civic 1, Toyota Tercel back in 1989).
It's not even close.
I drive cars until an expensive mechanical repair makes them uneconomical, which for the petrol cars has been about 175,000km. I have 120,000km on the e-Golf, and I anticipate getting it to at least 175,000km before the battery would fail.
@hackbyte @jwildeboer they won't recycle lithium batteries yet as its not cost effective, and a new one is 10-20k. When a car is worth 5k who will bother. There are already fields of electric cars parked up (in France I think? I'd have to check).
Current solutions aren't a solution. They're a stop gap.
@hackbyte ok, that's fair and a good use. You missed the rest of my post where those buying an old EV won't be able to afford to replace the battery anyway however.
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