Coffee and Danish at a services station? That's any price advantage of electric over ICE gone in a...mouthfull.get a coffee and a danish like everyone else, better than standing next to a dino-juice dispenser sucking down pollution
That's assuming I can afford to switch to an electric car in the first place, what do they typically cost £10K absolute minimum. I can go a long way with the petrol I can buy for the difference between my car's purchase price and that.So don't go to a service station. Go to a Costa (etc) instead. Can't afford that either? Yes, you can, with the money you save over buying petrol/diesel - probably with change to spare.
I've gone totally the other way, I got bored of combustion cars year ago, and our current EV is the best car we have ever owned.
However since the start of the year our mileage on the EV has dropped from 14k per year to sub 6k since Jan of this year.
I'm fed up of city driving, and more recent rediscovered the joys of cycling. People talk about road feel, been connected with sports cars, sitting low etc, well a pedal road bike with 23mm tyres pumped to 100PSI with rim brakes gives you a whole new understanding of British B roads, be that climbing up a hill or descending.
I've now replaced nearly my entire work commute with an eBike, and have been commuting to work ok it since Feb, will carry on through the winter.
I use to love cars, but they interest me little these days. Our EV is probably the last new car I'll ever buy brand new and I don't expect to need to replace it till close to 2030.
We also have a house with solar panels + home battery storage. Am not a tree hugger but I do appreciate how much energy I wasted in the past for the sake of getting from A to B or just for fun with cars I've owned.
The future for me is not car, this weekend I took some snaps of my road bike. Its 10 years old next year, yet the only thing I've ever replaced on it is a chain and rear cassette. Interms of longevity, value for money per mile travelled, fun per mile travelled bikes for me are so much better than cars .
And this is my current commuter, gets me to work just as quickly as the car, works fine in all weathers and I get fit at the same time .
gangzoom flits from one fad to the next
We are on our second EV The laughing smiley was intended to denote humourI would hardly call EVs a fad - don't you have one now, and I doubt anyone who hasn't looked at whats important in their lives over the last 6 months .
Cars really are pretty pointless things to waste so much time and effort on in the grand scheme of things, and commuting these days are about as fun as watching paint dry.
As the OP points out more and more cities are now trying to phase out cars completely, 60mph M way speed limits are even going to make M way trips even more tedious.
Luckily unlike the OP though I don't have any issues with going to 2 wheels .