14: High Price Tag
Electric cars cost a lot more upfront than most gasoline-powered vehicles. This source of sticker shock is a piece of contention for most consumers. Although there’s a tax break of $7,500 for new vehicle purchases, it just doesn’t matter to most people. That high price tag makes the electric car almost in the same league as a luxury car. When you just want affordable transportation, you aren’t trying to spend the price of a Lexus.
There have been attempts to build an entry-level electric car, such as the Nissan Leaf for instance. However, the car was so scaled down that most consumers didn’t go for it.