All cars may be electric someday, but right now they’re a niche market and not for everybody. Donald Trump is likely to buy something else, and so is the guy who tows a boat 100 miles each way to his lake house on the weekends.
The best candidates for owning or leasing an EV will have some combination of these characteristics:
It’s important for you to feel like you’re helping out the environment.
You have decent disposable income.
You have a relatively short commute.
You like being an early adopter.
You’re not a worrier.
You’re a resident of a state that has already installed public chargers, or your workplace offers free EV charging.
Car Talk Answer Guide:
- Four or more "yes" answers: Go for it! Then come back in a few months and tell us what you think of your new ride.
- One to three "yes" answers: A Prius would be a nice compromise.
- No "yes" answers: Better get that 2015 Lincoln Navigator.
How'd you score? Let us know in the comments!
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