Re: It will retail for just $35,000
I'd love to know where people get the notion that charging an electric car is so cheap, £2-3 my arse.
60kWhr * £0.14/kWhr = £8.4 (not including charging losses)
Although that's four times what you're claiming, it still sounds kinda cheap compared to diesel/ petrol. But it's not when you consider the taxes.
A similar car would need about 18l of diesel/ petrol to go the model 3 range of 215 miles (assuming 54mpg). That would be £20.7 at £1.15/l, but when you strip out the taxes it's only £6.84 at £0.38/l.
Add back in the electricity VAT rate of 5% and you get £7.18 worth of petrol to go the same distance as a Tesla model 3.
Electric cars do not work without subsidies.