We are going to be moving to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands within the next 8 months and I am starting to look at our car options. Supply and demand dictates that second hand cars are expensive there compared to the UK. I've looked at various options (including buying LHD in UK and repatriating onto Spanish plates) and it is becoming more obvious to me that buying new and planning on keeping it for at least 10 years is the best way to go. There are various dealerships there including Hyundai who seem to offer good value for money and a decent warranty. On browsing their website I discovered the Ioniq and subsequent posts on here. In my mind an EV would make a lot of sense- 1. The island is 62 miles long and 19 miles wide. Our house is quite central so the longest round trip would be 100 miles and that wouldn't be particularly frequent. 2. The year round good weather is seemingly favourable conditions for an EV 3. We have already had a wooden pergola constructed for parking with a power socket. Charging at home should be straightforward enough (subject to double checking things with an electrician etc). 4. There are some chargers located on the island, although no rapid chargers by the looks of things. It would appear they are free to use so would be to get a top up whilst shopping or visiting a couple of the beaches. 5. Neighbouring Lanzarote has several rapid chargers so no problem there if we want to use the ferry to visit occasionally. There's certainly fewer negatives than positives- 1. Despite being declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, Fuerteventura seems to be a bit behind the times on the use of renewable energy. There are a couple of small wind farms but domestically nobody seems to use solar or wind power. I've certainly never seen an EV in person so we would probably feel like guinea pigs to a certain degree but then again, someone has to go first! 2. We want to travel, I'm sure it's entirely possible to take an EV on the ferry to the mainland and drive through Spain. If not we can just fly and hire a car. The main issue for me is probably a financial one. I've already tried to explain to my wife that the majority of the cost is upfront with an EV. What isn't so straightforward is what the expected life span of an EV (or its battery) is. It seems most people in the UK are leasing EV's, which is understandable as the technology continues to advance. Has anybody purchased one outright? Does anybody think it would be foolish to do so and plan to keep it long term?