Exactly. For now. Until the price of the electricity goes up.If you want real-life numbers, my daily commute is 21 miles round-trip. If I drive my truck, it slurps about $3.10 in diesel. If I take the race car, it'll gulp $3.75 of super unleaded. The Bavarian Golf Cart EV that I bought in May costs me $0.52/day in electrons (@ $0.15/kWh).
My DW's 94 mile round-trip commute was costing her $20.00/day in gas driving her V6 Dakota 6-speed. Her new Kia Niro EV that she bought in June is costing us $3.70/day in electricity. Our combined EV electric usage every month is the equivalent of 4 days of our former gas/diesel spending. I could give a crap less about going green to save the planet...but saving a lot of green in my pocket every month is a different story!
Actually, an EV is the mother-of-all flex-fuel vehicles. It can run on gasoline, diesel, coal, nuclear, solar, hydro, natural gas, garbage, and even cow flatulence. :wink2: Seriously though, check out the percentage graphs for the current sources of electricity in most areas today. At least here in NY State, coal use in making electricity is negligible and more than half of our power comes from hydro and nuclear.
Don't get me wrong, there's still two ICE vehicles in my driveway for hauling things and road trips. I will most certainly be driving my truck on snowy/icy days, and it is my go-to choice in case of an emergency evacuation of our area.....
With the 200 million or so private vehicles on the road in the US, picture all of them needing to be charged in the foreseeable future,