You can buy a 2012 EV for $4k to $5k - Most of the depreciation has already happened . . . . so long as it runs and drives, it'll always be worth something. We pay ~$85 every 6 months for liability only insurance. License tags cost about $100 per year. No gas and almost no maintenance . . . . we've put on one set of tires, one 12 volt battery and 2 sets of wiper blades in 9 years. No tune ups, no oil to change, no timing belts, etc, etc. Owning any car is an expense, but an old EV is about as cheap to drive as anything you'll find - Well, other than the guy who bought a used Sunbeam Tiger for $1,500 in 1970 to drive to college and then sold it 30 years later for $25K . . . .Thanks Don, that’s a good suggestion, and I definitely think electric vehicles are a far better choice in many ways than any gasoline driven car. However, even without having to pay for gas, I think all cars are expensive when you factor in depreciation, maintenance, insurance, and parking. I’m retired, so I don’t need to commute for work, and most of my trips are under 10 km ( like most drivers, apparently). I figure if I need a car to go somewhere further, it will be much cheaper to rent one.