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On line it shows EV car insurance rates more expensive due to vehicle usually more expensive and parts more expensive to replace. Also certain states charge more for Yearly registration due to loss of Gas tax revenue. Calif is $100 (1st year)then every year after $175, WA $150, AR $200,UT$120,MI $235 Bright side is gas savings.
 

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On line it shows EV car insurance rates more expensive due to vehicle usually more expensive and parts more expensive to replace. Also certain states charge more for Yearly registration due to loss of Gas tax revenue. Calif is $100 (1st year)then every year after $175, WA $150, AR $200,UT$120,MI $235 Bright side is gas savings.
OH: $200
Savings on gas, oil changes, transmission service... Not sure what the insurance is going to be though. That'll be interesting.
 

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Savings on gas, oil changes, transmission service... Not sure what the insurance is going to be though. That'll be interesting.
One down side of ongoing EV maintenance is the added weight- Tires on EV’s typically require replacement more often as compared to ICE vehicles. (I only get about 30k out of a set of tires on my current EV) Conversely an EV’s regen braking system typically cuts the interval to replace friction brake pads in half. (I expect to hit 100k before I will need a brake job) So the added cost to replace EV tires more often than on ICE vehicles may become a wash when comparing the different vehicle maintenance costs.
 

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You are correct on tires they wear out faster because of INSTANT Torque when you step on the gas. Also brakes will last 100,000miles plus easily because of regen braking. I have a Prius with 117,000 brakes still good. I just want Ariya now to start saving. I looked at my gas bill for last 3 months it was $1200. I have solar on my house to recharge, Each month cost me but will be patient. At least good topics are being shared.
 

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You are correct on tires they wear out faster because of INSTANT Torque when you step on the gas. Also brakes will last 100,000miles plus easily because of regen braking. I have a Prius with 117,000 brakes still good. I just want Ariya now to start saving. I looked at my gas bill for last 3 months it was $1200. I have solar on my house to recharge, Each month cost me but will be patient. At least good topics are being shared.
I would encourage anyone purchasing an EV owning their home and plans to live there for at least 5 years to have a solar analysis performed and possibly a quote by a professional installer. That said not everyone’s site (home) is situated ideally for solar PV since shade is the enemy. However with a favorable facing roof orientation (South,West,or East-) and minimal or no shading is usually a winning proposition. We installed 55 PV solar panels (10,500 watts) back in 2014 and it was one of the best investments we have ever made. Free energy to power our home and our EV……what’s not to like?
 
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