Where I live there are A LOT of EV's, all kinds, hybrids, whatever. I don't know much about them but figure my next vehicle will be at least a hybrid, maybe fully electric. I was hoping it would be fully capable of getting me from A--->B with me reading or napping, watching a movie, but that doesn't seem to be happening as fast as one would think given all the publicity ~5 years ago when it had tremendous penetration in the popular news channels. Mostly I hear negative stuff now, Teslas crashing, etc.
During the high gas prices we are relying on EV much more. Our at home rate affords us about 250 miles of range for $10.
OMG, I'd have to pay probably over $70 for 250 miles range here in CA, and that's highway miles.
But I'm driving very very little. I haven't bought gas since before Russia invaded Ukraine. Been through 1/2 a tank of gas since. My '97 Mazda sedan has 34k on it! Just passed my smog like a new car.
I've driven up to a pump about 20 times over the last 5 years, on average pumping about 1/2 a tank (i.e. about 7 gallons regular). So, I figure I've paid about $700 for gas in those 5 years. But that's mostly trips to Costco and the golf course. I stopped playing golf when covid hit.
Edit: I keep data on my fill-ups. Totaling my out of pocket cash (credit card, and I suppose I get 3-5% back from Costco) for the last 5 years, I paid $616, before the small cash-back.
I figure going EV right now doesn't make sense for me unless I start doing some real trekking here in the West, which I'd like to do. I ordered this today, which I figure would help in that:
Schumacher PC-6 AC to DC Power Converter with 12V DC Port that Plugs into 12V AC Outlet - 70 Watts Continuous 140 Peak Watts