That’s why I want to change my Lexus. As a car, very comfortable, well specified and it has the hybrid drive which is almost indiscernible around town.
In Winter and with short trips, the fuel economy is not great < 38mpg plus the battery is available less because the engine is needed to heat the car more.
So actually worst of both worlds.
With an EV, you can preheat the car while it is charging and - although range suffers in cold weather - there are zero tailpipe emissions.
If you have an EV with a long range, then if you are unable to charge at home it’s less of an issue as long as the charging infrastructure is available on your route or at your destination.
The ability to start each day with a “full tank” is really compelling. Even with my Lexus, you can get “range anxiety” because there are fewer petrol stations in town centres now as it’s just not a profitable business for the retailer.
But what I need is decent range for reasonable money - ie my Lexus costs me £439 a month and that’s a “luxury” vehicle. A Tesla could cost me anything from £750 - £1250 a month and probably higher insurance - but I would save on fuel and road tax. So the higher mileage you drive the more you save on fuel - but if you lease or PCP the car you’ll pay more per month for a higher mileage contract.
So the Tesla proposition works really well for wealthy people with the ability to pay most or all the cost of the car in cash. After that drive as many miles as you like and pay hardly anything to charge it at home plus free supercharger use on longer journeys.
For “ordinary” people, EVs cost more than traditional ICE cars so there’s very little incentive at the moment. And the cheapest models are still around the 100 mile range mark which is not ideal - especially in winter when you might only get 66-75% of that.
We are nearing a turning point I feel but not quite there yet!