Look to China to see what happens. Lower class and even middle class people will be on bikes and scooters and only the wealthy will have cars.EV’s will not gain wide acceptance until there are options that people below the poverty line can afford. That will not happen in the next 10, 20 or maybe even 30 years. And with used car prices shooting up, the day they rule the roads is getting farther and farther away.
The average price of a used EV is around $45k. They’re less than 5% of all cars on the road. Very few people making less than 60k a year can afford a new one. Ten year old Teslas are still out of range of most blue collar families. Even Nissan Leafs, which most people hate, are barely affordable to blue collar workers.
Simply put, it matters not how nice EV’s are. If most people can’t afford them, they’ll remain a niche. Why are Mercedes-Benz a symbol of status for going in 70 years? Because most people without status can’t afford them. That works for EV’s now and for the foreseeable future as well.
Welcome to the War on Cars. Used cars are being scrapped left and right, now more than ever. Insurance companies total them for minor scuffs, and cheap chinese parts keep broken cars broken. Then add in catalytic converter thefts and CARB cat laws = cars being totaled instead of repaired.
Parts shortages for suspension, body parts, even oil filters can be hard to come by.
DMVs now revoking titles for 25+ year imported vehicles and revoking titles for historical military vehicles.
The end is nigh folks.