When you say "minor cost increase", what do you mean? The cost to purchase one or the cost of ownership? (fuel, maintenance, etc) Yeah, I couldn't go without a garage, not sure how others do without one! Well....Tesla is doing 2 things to decrease the charge time at their superchargers: 1) rolling out version 3 which reduces your time to around 15 minutes https://www.tesla.com/blog/introducing-v3-supercharging 2) warming up batteries when enroute to charge to speed up the charging and they did some software changes on the car and the superchargers out there so that the time spent charging is being reduced. Granted, I do not have an EV, so I'm going by what I read and what owners post online. I would pull the trigger right now on a Tesla except I gotta pay off this Honda and trade it in first. Insurance is not cheap on Tesla's because they say they are expensive to repair...which I don't know where they get their facts from. Tesla is supposedly getting into the insurance business this year, so we'll see. --- Post Merged, Apr 28, 2019 --- I'm not talking just iPads. As for what we produce in electricity, I will have to do some research on that, but I don't believe it's as big a problem for us as it is for you all. Yes, they are silent, but any good vehicle, electric or not, should have some sort of pedestrian awareness software. And I wish they would come with a noisemaker to sound like a muscle car. That would be cool. --- Post Merged, Apr 28, 2019 --- As for the electric grid in the US, here's an interesting article: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/12/americas-power-grid-isnt-ready-electric-cars/577507/ What it doesn't take into consideration for states that have a lot of sun (Florida, Texas, California, etc) is the solar roof panels: https://www.tesla.com/solarroof While expensive now, if other manufacturers were to get into this field, it could help drive prices down. I *think* the going rate is around $20,000 for the roof, but that's something that I read, so not totally sure. Obviously on a new house, along with geothermal heating, you could save a lot off the grid.