Solid state batteries are so 22nd century. I'm waiting for nuclear fusion powered, carbon nanotube space elevators, before I bite. I will be laughing at you, and your silly little solid state battery car, while I'm sipping on gin and juice from low earth oribit.
"How did it cost more to use less?" Economies of scale. Gas boilers since been used for decades so many efficiencies have been found. New technologies are less mature so similar gains haven't been found yet. Li-ion batteries have dropped 90% in in cost per KWh over 10 years while increasing in capacity. Solar panels have also made similar gains.
The latest towering achievement of the Eco Warrior Brigade. Spaffing £billions more taxpayers money into govt mates pockets achieveing nothing for the environment. How come it actually costs more to use less??? Government plans to turn England homes green 'in chaos' with debt and job losses England’s much-hyped £2bn green homes grant is in chaos, renewable energy installers say, with some owed tens of thousands of pounds and struggling to stay in business. Members of the public have been left waiting nearly four months, in some cases, to take advantage of the scheme to fit low carbon heating systems. Some installers say customers are pulling out after losing faith in the green grants. Boris Johnson touted the grants as one of the key programmes in his ten 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution. It aims to help 600,000 households switch their energy to low carbon and help the UK meet its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Ministers awarded the contract to run the programme to ICF, a large American consulting corporation based in Virginia. Details of the value of the government contract have not yet been published.
3 year olds with battery for 14k isn't bad for a car that cost me 18k new. 4k depreciation over 3 years on a car that saves me 1-2k fuel a year. Not to mention that the car you seen at 14k probably cost 16k when it was new, so 2k depreciation for them if they haggled for a deal when new
Yes we have agreed that you landed on a fab deal and with your free lekky have beaten the system. But even you found out a new Zoe would be £6,000+ more than you paid and it seems to come as a shock to you that 3yr olds inc battery are retailing at £14,000. If you were starting now you may/may not end up with an EV after considering everything but it wouldn't be as clear cut and for someone not planning on 10 years with the same car possibly the ICE would be financially better.