My 2020 Chevy Bolt at sunset on the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, Calif. after an 1,100-mile road trip from Littleton, Colo. [Photo by Christof Demont-Heinrich]

No, electric vehicles are NOT too expensive

Me and my 2020 Chevy Bolt in Glenwood Springs, Colo. [Photo by Kyra Demont-Heinrich]

The myth that all EVs are more expensive than gas cars is incredibly persistent — and also just plain wrong, as countless articles and studies have shown, including this one by Bloomberg News, published on May 22, 2022 ==>

The biggest reason the myth of the “too expensive” EV is so deeply embedded and persists so stubbornly: Many people do not want to change and/or are afraid to change from gas to electric.

They therefore lean on old excuses not to make the change, and they will do anything to justify not making the change, even if the excuses they lean on not to make the change are based on things that are just plain wrong and even if digging stubbornly in on the gas cars are cheaper myth ends up costing them money. 🙄

I pay $289/month (with zero down) to lease my 2020 Chevy Bolt and pay $300/year to fuel it 12,000 miles. That’s considerable less than the average monthly payment for both a new ($597) and a used gas car ($397) in the United States — those numbers are from LendingTree.Com, btw.

Me standing in front of my 2020 Chevy Bolt with one of the Mission Solar panels that fueling it 🙂 [Photo by Chris McGuire]

On top of my Bolt being affordable, it’s also solar-charged. That means it runs on locally produced clean, green solar-generated electricity that produces zero pollution and does not destroy our lungs, air, or larger environment ☀️.

Colorado has good EV incentives and comparatively cheap electricity. But many other states — not all — offer similarly good EV rebates and incentives.

You might be surprised at just how reasonable an EV is, especially if you lease, which I do.

Just saying …😜