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Research shows that the average new electric car actually costs $542,625!

The research was done by me, actually. If you want to check my work you may.

OK, you may think this is totally weird, 'cause it is, but I had to do a school paper on whether or not EVs were better for the environment than ICE-powered cars. Which of course they were, but really who even cares. I like 'em cause they're fast. But that got me to wondering, how much does the average new EV actually cost? Because I looked it up on Google, and it said that the average new EV costs $55,600 to buy (I assume without the $7,000 federal tax credit). But I thought to myself, 'This can't be right! What did they do to get that figure?!' So I did my own research (which is a very good thing to do every time you want to know about any certain topic. It may be more work, but it's usually worth it, because depending on your sources of information, you might be getting lied to), and found out that, in reality, the average new EV actually costs $542,625 (USD of course).

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S

Now HOW is that possible?! You may be wondering. Well, I will explain. My research included cars like the Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X, and Model Y, BMW i3, VW ID.3 and ID.4, Porsche Taycan, Lucid Air, Nissan Leaf, Kia Niro EV and it's cousin the Hyundai Kona EV, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Fiat 500e, MINI SE, Honda e, Polestar 2, VW e-Golf, Honda Clarity EV, Karma Revero, and several others. And no, before you ask, I did not calculate what their highest possible price could be when optioned out and work with that. I used their base prices only in my research. I did all my math right too (i.e. added up all their prices, then didvied the sum by the number of numbers). I calculated the result using 33 cars all told.

So, the bottom line is this; Don't just believe everything you are told. Check out the facts first.* Thanks for reading! That's all, folks!

*This post might be one of the things you shouldn't automatcially believe. There IS a trick up my sleeve, even though everything I told you was true, my math was right, and I didn't factor in the $7000 tax credit either. See if you can guess what in the comments below. It's not so hard as you may think.

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