Winston Salem, NC
reply to cowspotter
Re: Electric Vehicle Charging Station At the average U.S. price/kWh, EVs cost about 4 cents/mile.
In commuting use, stop and go traffic, your non-hybrid gas engine will only get you about 20mpg, so @$4/gallon that's 20 cents/mile.
You can see the huge advantage in operating costs.
Unfortunately, we've only recently started making large-format battery packs (sufficient power & service life, yet light enough to use in a vehicle), so battery packs are still very expensive.
Also, there's nothing "toxic" about a lithium-based battery pack.
Maybe the other poster was thinking about the rare earths used in making electric motors, as their extraction is not very environmentally friendly (though one can build EV motors w/o rare earths)