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These arguments always turn in to apples vs oranges discussions - you can always spend less money per mile by buying a cheap ICE car, but then you're stuck driving a cheap ICE car (with all the maintenance, fuel, etc. that comes with it) that's not comparable with a new EV.

The honest 5 yr cost of ownership analysis I've seen (similar class new cars, ICE vs EV) says that EV's win - you pay more up front, and eventually get ahead because of lower fuel and maintenance costs. It all comes down to that "similar class" qualifier - it keeps the price of the ICE car up and narrows the initial cost difference enough for the other factors to eventually catch up.

I bought mine because I like the idea of it (yes, I'm an engineer), not because it may eventually cost me less over time. You'll never convince anyone to buy an EV that just doesn't like them, for whatever reason. Lead by example - they may eventually come around on their own.
 
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