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Buy an EV, or, never buy another car?

Stanford economist Tony Seba predicts that by 2030, 95% of people won’t own a private car. https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/12/tony-seba-2030-95-people-wont-private-car-automaker-death-spiral-coming/

I want to buy an EV because I want to drive a car that has no emissions. Yes, I am aware of the various factors that make EVs not totally environmentally friendly, so, please, do not go there.

Another negative factor about EVs is their cost. I am able to purchase an EV for up to $60K, but, I don't want to make the purchase if the cost of using ride-sharing companies with self-driving EVs is less than ownership.

My current vehicles: a 2018 hybrid and a 2012 ICE car. Both cars are in good, if not great, shape with plenty of miles left in them, but they both use fossil fuel. If I buy an EV, the ICE car will be sold and the hybrid will be kept.

If you were me, what would you do? Buy an EV, or never buy another car and wait for ride sharing companies to offer self-driving EVs with costs less than ownership?

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