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Maintaining electric cars will be more expensive than gas-powered ones

According to one analyst, the price of electricity will continue to rise and make driving an electric car more expensive.


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Driving an electric vehicle will be more expensive than a gas-powered vehicle. In addition to the high prices of electric cars (the average sale price in 2021 was $56,000) comes the high price of driving and refueling. According to analyst Bill Cinnamon, Americans will pay more money to recharge electric vehicles at public stations or at work:

If we trade gas stations for utility-based EV charging during the day, our costs to drive the car and fuel up those cars is going to cost even more than gas at $3.50 a gallon.

The cost of electricity will continue to increase. Cinnamon recommended that anyone purchasing an electric vehicle should charge it at home with solar panels:

If you are planning to buy an EV, you should definitely charge your car at home, ideally from rooftop solar under full retail net metering.

Illinois aims to have one million electric vehicles by 2030

The Biden Administration aims for half of all vehicles on the road to be electric by 2030. To this end, it is taking measures such as attaching plugs to gas station pumps. The Republican Party opposes these measures on the grounds that they harm domestic workers and manufacturers and benefit China.

The president's policy was applauded by J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic governor of Illinois. Pritzker is a major proponent of electric vehicles, and he wants to have one million electric cars on the road in his state by the end of the decade.

"Because of my administration’s work on the nation-leading Climate and Equitable Jobs Act and Reimagining Electric Vehicles Act, Illinois stands at the forefront of the emerging electric vehicle industry," Pritzker said. According to the Department of Energy, there were only 36,000 electric cars in Illinois in 2021.

Absolute rejection of electric vehicles

Most Americans do not trust electric cars. Only 28% of the population believes them to be useful, and this rate is decreasing over time.

A survey by Rasmussen Reports shows that 54% of adults don't see the use in electric cars, while 18% are unsure of their functionality. Compared to the previous survey last March, there was an increase in distrust of electric vehicles. At that time, only 52% of the respondents considered them of little use.