About three years ago, I considered buying a used Nissan Leaf which had about two years left on its batteries. It was a 2013 model kind of frumpy compared to today’s Leaf and this one cost a mere $13K.
In 1998 I had a cool experience riding in a Honda Insight #1. During the demo, this teeny tiny car bolted up the steepest hill in town with no effort - carrying three passengers.
In and around 1961 I bragged to my friends that I received a Christmas gift which was a solar powered toy car. Eventually, I had to let my friends know it was not an all solar but it had was a light switch that turned the electric motor on and off.
In 1961 somehow copies Mechanics,Illustrated circulated around us neighborhood kids that made us smart. I remember solar was big as well as fuel cells for spacecraft was an awesome thought.
My niece’s husband installs Tesla solar roof systems, including the power wall. He said the people who want the Tesla power wall system have Tesla cars in their garage. By the way, they don’t install theTesla tile solar panels currently - they install the regular solar panels. There are three grades of Tesla solar Roof tiles and I think at least one of them really looks awesome. He drives a truck with a Tesla sign on its side door but it’s a Ford ha ha.
I hope he gets a tesla truck soon so I can get a ride!
By the time I decided to switch from high mileage (low mpg) gas combustion engines they’ll be plenty of used Teslas with aftermarket batteries.
But my first EV dream was 1974 when I wanted a “solar powered EV” car.