My old car is on it’s very last legs, and I’m considering getting an EV next. I’m trying to figure out whether it’s a terrible idea.
(I know that you don’t end up saving that much money (if any) because the higher buying and repair costs don’t offset the gas savings) but it’s more that I do live in a congested area (in greater Boston) so it would be nice to feel like I wasn’t adding to the overall air pollution. Plus I like that Nissan Leaf!
There are free chargers in the parking garage at work (about 5 miles away). At home it’s street parking, but I can almost always get a spot outside the apartment that I can reach with a 50’ extension cord. (I’m on the first floor, and pay all my own utilities so wouldn’t get any trouble from anyone about that.)
As far as car use goes, I drive to work about half the time, and take day trips out of the city on the weekend typically not more than 50 miles round trip, just beach or hiking with the dog. Also the occasional grocery store run or other errand. Since my last car was so old and a bit unreliable, I’ve already gotten into the habit of taking the train for longer trips.
Any thoughts? Do you think I could make this work?