35k for a new car is fine. That's your standard 4 or 5 door small medium normal brand car. Less for smaller, bit more for bigger. $60,000+ isnt
Just to clarify, you are saying this as it relates to EV's not to cars in general right?
Personally, I think a 25% premium for EV would be acceptable. If I choose to be an early adopter, I think I am choosing to take a bigger than usual hit on the R&D Costs payback. Having said that, I don't think the premiums being charged are reasonable.
I have seen multiple people mentioning that the Subsudies have been eaten up by the manafacturers, but as far as I can tell, none of the EV prices have gone up. Is the suspicion rather than the prices haven't gone DOWN?
EV technology has been around a while, it should really be heading into mainstream territory by now, however, I do think there is a lack of decent range affordable practical EV cars around.
pretty much, yes referring to EV's only. A new, fine, affordable car is say $35000. 25% makes it almost $44000, that's reasonable. At $50,000 its ok too, worth it.
The range and variety will come, but the numbers seem to high to me to get any real traction