OK, I'm not mad. I live in Jersey (9 miles x 5 miles) and drive about 700 miles a year. Apart from a run to a supermarket, the current wagon (Kia Sorento 3.5 V6 XS Auto) hardly moves from one week to the next. I know, wrong car, but it was almost new when we moved here in 2005 and would have cost a skip in depreciation to sell it. So … local garage is doing a massive discount on the Peugeot iOn. Down from £25k to £16k, just at the moment when I'm starting to think the Kia is going to cost money at some point (so far, not even popped a lightbulb!). Car is not particularly cool, but does what we need as 'senior citizens' pottering around occasionally. And it has enough space for us, and is easy to get in and out. Please don't take the pi55 … it suits our needs, I'm just a bit nervous about the long-term implications. And it's a goodish price, with a guaranteed minimum £2k for trade-in, regardless of condition, and a 6-year warranty on the battery (£15k to replace … eeeek). So, for c. £14k or less I get a cute little car, with a decent spec, and without all the complexities [and costs] of servicing. Rough cost comparisons on Servicing, Insurance and Fuel are: Service - Kia 400/200, iOn 0 Insurance (F/C) - Kia 285, iOn 365 Fuel (p/a) - Kia 200, iOn 20 Call it c. £750 v. c £400. Cost is not a major consideration. We just need a replacement before the Kia starts running up big bills, and we don't need anything substantial. If we leave the Island, we will fly and rent a car, as we usually do. Anyone out there with any knowledge of electric cars?