The announcement by General Motors last month that it would work to phase out fossil-fuel vehicles by 2035 added a note of urgency to the shift to electric vehicles. Much of that is driven by regulatory action, as states and countries move to ban the sale of new petroleum-powered vehicles in the next 15 or 20 years.
Among the attractions of an E.V., beyond making a dent in carbon emissions, is the notion of refueling at home and never touching a gas pump again. There may also be savings in the reduced cost of maintenance. Note, too, that most models are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, and there are state tax credits and other incentives.
Best of all, the vehicles are no longer a curiosity. Many drivers, especially those with moderate commutes, have gotten over the worry of running out of power and are increasingly seeing how an electric car might make sense.How to Buy an Electric Car – The New York Times