GRA wrote:As it is, most forecasts are predicting TCO and initial cost comparability for BEVs with ICEs won't occur until about 2025
This has me scratching my head. Initial cost, sure. But TCO? There have been studies showing that a Leaf today has a lower TCO than a Versa over an 8-year period. And the Versa is pretty much the cheapest Nissan you can buy. All other cars will be even more expensive.
My 2012 Leaf will have a similar TCO to the 2010 Insight I had, at about 6 years of ownership. Again, the Insight was the cheapest hybrid you could buy at the time. It sipped fuel (I averaged 43MPG), and was low maintenance. If the Leaf beats that today, then what is this 2025 claim about?
I wonder what car would have a similar TCO to a Mirai. If you could actually own a Mirai, that is.