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.
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 .