Officially confirming what most EV owners already know, a Bank of America/Merrill Lynch report on electric vehicles in the UK states that with or without rebates or subsidies, owning an EV significantly reduces the cost of ownership. Specifically — “In summary, a Nissan Leaf would be 15 times less per month to operate than a Ford Focus, and a Tesla Model 3 22x less than a BMW 3 Series.”
While the “Flaming Tesla” story is constantly repeated in the media, a CBC News investigation has found that under Transport Canada rules, Automobile manufacturers are not obligated to report their own vehicles catching fire — incidents they bury with astonishing regularity. More here.
For those wishing to experience ‘0-60 in 2.9 seconds’ on two wheels, Barnes Haley-Davidson in Langford now stocks the new all-electric “Livewire”.