So the cars are too expensive and charging takes too long?
Charging times isn't such a big deal for me, because 90% of my driving is short local trips. But it would kind of irritate me to have to hang around waiting for a charge on the rare occasions I do make a long journey. (Our days of driving to the Alps for skiing are probably over, but I hate to think how long THAT would take in an EV).
Do you calculate the outlay recoup time for anything else you buy?
But not sure I see your point. The thing is, I need a car to get me from A to B, carry my golf clubs, and occasionally do a long trip.
If choosing an EV means the overall cost of doing so over the lifetime of the car is greater than choosing a petrol, then I have to think very hard whether my drop in the ocean contribution towards saving the planet is worth it. (A much better use of several thousand quid for environmental good would be to beef up the house insulation. It might even be more financially worthwhile).