I worked as a Tesla account manager (For Bosch) and we handled all the service centre installations for EMEA so I've been close to Tesla since 2013 (until I retired at the start of lockdown). I'm still devastated that I didn't buy some shares when I started working with them as some of the Tesla staff I worked with did very well indeed!!Never forget you can always rent a car for that 1-2 times a year it might be a pain in the arse. With a diesel cruiser, you’d still get excellent mileage and relatively low cost, and save the miles on your own car.
We are going EV (Model Y) and Plug-in Hybrid (RAV4 Prime) just for the flexibility. Recently bought my daughter the RAV4 Hybrid (no plug in location with apartments!) and the vehicle is outstanding, so the Prime seems like a no-brainer.
Wife currently has an ‘13 Ampera with 125,000 miles and rarely uses the gas on a daily basis. In fact, the engine often only comes on in very cold weather just to “condition” the car and warm things up that are large drainers.
Hopefully, infrastructure can keep pace?!
Tesla always saw the Model Y as the game changer but there is possibly another version coming that is a budget offering and if they go through with that for around the £25k mark they'll clean up as long as their charging network can cope...
I drove a BMW i3s for 18 months and loved it though you have to plan journeys because of the range... I'd buy a Model 3/Y tomorrow to replace the Diesel ePace we have but SWMBO can't get her head around the fact that having £50k tied up in a car isn't dead money... You only lose what it depreciates... Does my nut in when the money is there and doing nothing in terms of generating interest