In Vancouver (Canada), used EVs like the Leaf are a no brainer, particularly in light of our federal government having mandated carbon pricing nation wide.
As of today, we pay $5 CA per US gallon for gas. My ICE car (2004 Hyundai Santa Fe) gets 20 mpg on a good day. So, 4 gallons of gas at a cost of $20 would give me the same range as my Leaf, but I pay about $2 to charge the Leaf (20 kWh @ $0.11/kWh) - 1/10th the cost of gas!
And yet, so many Vancouver residents are convinced that an EV can't meet their needs. I'm still hopeful that there is a rising tide though...
It's not just in Canada that there's a very compelling financial reason to abandon ICE cars for good. In fact, the US is the exception rather than the rule.
Eventually, when the true costs of the environmental and health consequences of ICE vehicles comes to roost, US citizens will demand change.
In other words, it's easy to blame government, but, as evidence by the fact that only a small percentage of Vancouver residents drive EVs, real change only occurs when ordinary people "see the light" and switch to EVs because it's in their financial best interest AND it's the right thing to do for the environment.
Trump is a populist at heart, he loses his power base when his ideology becomes massively unpopular. As early adopters, the more we evangelize, the more likely mass adoption will happen.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV