Poking holes in years of rhetoric Edmunds has found that EV owners don't buy EV's in order to clean up the environment or save the world or whatever. They buy them because the purchase is incentivized. Worst part is, most of them end up in gas cars afterwards. What does that say about the percieved cost benefits of EV's?
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13181819/1/dirty-secret-most-green-car-owners-go-back-to-gasoline.html"For better or worse, it looks like [green-car] owners are driven more by financial motives rather than a responsibility to the environment," Edmunds senior analyst Jessica Caldwell says. "With today's gas prices as low as they are, the math [for eco-friendly cars] just doesn't make a very compelling case."