EVs aren't a con. Sure not buying new stuff and using what you have is always the best way but the OP has done his time already, 20yrs in a Corsa, people get less harsh punishments for murder The size of vehicle someone chooses is up to them, it does not fundamentally change the cars impact on the world, or all that garbage being spewed on the grid...yawn, it's plenty capable it is also expandable by the companies that run the generators. EVs will likely become part of the home/national energy storage solution as well as a mode of transport done in the goverments favour way funded by the hardworking people buying EVs. Because renewables are not reliable, nor do they generate enough power for their footprint, nuclear is small, reliable and cleanish. Not wholly true, you get info down to the cell or bank that is failing on many and they can be repaired, it's just a issue at the moment that the replacement market hasn't had decades to grow like ICE and main stream manufacturers taken the same approach they do on ICE for the most part which is replace rather than repair, once Dave's garage down the road makes the shift to EV repair things will change. But I ask the question do you think modern ICE cars with all the safety gear, screens and sensors are going to last 20yrs and be able to easily replace parts on in the future....no chance, ICE or EV yer going to need a element of luck for longevity as you have done with every car since the dawn of time. Unrealistic for many, cuts to public transport, immobility issues, carting families about, decent reliable transport is needed. Companies produce whole life reports on their cars, it is absolutely considered and many are working towards improving such things, it's just a little bit more complicated than your toaster though.