Like all American baby-boomers I love V8 horsepower rear-wheel drive, neck snapping wheel spinning rubber burning 0-60 mph 3 second performance. I loved it more when the US population was less than 197 million souls, the world's was a scant 3.9 billion and petrol sold for 30 cents/US gallon. I wish I could honestly say my thoughts of abandoning it were based on a greater understanding of climate change, environmental impacts and compassion for my fellow human beings, but I am just being practical. The cost of operating my Lincoln Towncar is getting to be onerous on a fixed income and maintaining the ICE , oil changes and replacing parts takes more and more money. With most of the world outlawing ICEs by the end of the decade buying another one seems silly. A few months ago I drove a friends Tesla S and fell in love, but the sticker price ($70k) was daunting to say the least. There are now a much larger group of makes and models to choose from. some are attractively priced, but either too small for my needs or have a very short range between charging. The Kia Soul EV is very sporty, about $35k but only goes about 111 miles before it calls for Reddy Kilowatt. The Kia Niro (about $38k) Chevy Bolt and Hyundai Kona about $37k go more than twice that distance. The Tesla 3 gets about the same distance or a bit more, is a couple of thousand cheaper and has the (experince) edge. It also offers access to Tesla’s Supercharger network and free over-the-air software updates. because of my proximity to dealerships, the Tesla 3 and Kia Niro are tops on my list atm. Note the Spartan appearance of the Tesla dashboard. Everything is done from the touch screen. If I had $75k to spend on an EV, the Jaguar I-pace would be a strong contender, but in my world one of these two will likely be in my garage later this year or next.