Have you every wondered why there's so many Swifts on the market at around $7K and Nissan Leafs are priced around $15K and up? It could do with the amount of money most normal people have to spend on a car when they go to buy one.
Meanwhile, those people keep paying fuel taxes and RUC and people who have the means and lifestyle to make electric cars work for them get...another hand-out.
As someone who drove a $7000 Swift until it died after 18 years and 320,000km and only then replaced it with a Leaf, no, I have not wondered that. I'm completely aware of the economics. That is the entire point of a rebate scheme: to turn that around so that now the $7,000 Swift is $7,500, and the $15,000 EV is $7,000. Do you also wonder how unfair it is that the burden of tobacco taxes seem to land squarely on the shoulders of smokers and nobody else?
And as far as 'lifestyle' goes, I have a 55km each way daily commute, and I can still make an EV "work for me". Even the early-days ones that are currently on the market, let alone the ones with 400km range coming in the next couple of years. And for the times that the Leaf does not "work for me" I still have our other car - a Pajero, which is also 18 years old and has 300,000km on it because I can't afford to replace it with anything better either. I assure you, I'm not god. If I were, I wouldn't be buying a second-hand Leaf.