We could replace our second car with an EV right now with zero impact to our life, however, there are 3 reasons for not doing so.A Tesla Model S has about 1/2 - 2/3 the range of an equivalent sized diesel saloon.
It doesn’t weigh 10x more.
It just takes a bit longer to “fill up.”
The majority of people could very quickly adapt to an EV with very few lifestyle changes.
Apart from adding a longer lunch stop on 300 mile plus journeys, it’s gonna make literally no difference to my life and how I use a car.
And that’s as it is now. That doesn’t take into account any further developments in technology over the next 15 years.
1. Our current second car has at least another 5 years of problem-free life in it, so it doesn't make sense either financially or environmentally to change it now.
2. The purchase cost of an EV compared with the equivalent petrol car would make it more expensive - even taking into account lower running costs.
3. I believe that we are at an intermediate stage in battery technology, and when (if) the expected technological leap in battery technology comes, today's EVs are going to be worthless with their current battery tech.