If you need to do truck stuff, like towing, the range may become an issue. Most reviews i’ve seen report less than half expected range, with an empty trailer.
If you’re just looking for an SUV with a short bed, like most folks with an F150 crew cab, probably do pretty good.
Im a long bed, V8 guy myself. But i have another business that requires the long bed, and a fishing boat I like to drag all over Puget Sound / Straight.
Soon as they make an electric vehicle that can do basic truck stuff though, and I can buy one that is 10 years old, and repair it myself… Im all over it.
My normal rotation is a truck about 10 years old, under 100,000 miles. I pay less in cash to own it outright than many guys put down on a new truck, and I never have a payment. In 3 years its over 200,000, and I sell it for usually about 60-65% what I have in it.
Average used car payment in US is $515. In terms of cash flow, doing around 2700 miles per.month at $5.50 gas, Im about even with a guy who has an average used vehicle payment buying $1.99 gas.
And my total cost of ownership is usually like $4000 over 3 years. If you really want to save money on transportation, try that formula out.
(Caveat: I do have the skills, tools and space to do any repair needed pretty quick, I do my own maintenance, and I am very picky about buying used vehicles.)
Amazon guy showed up in one of these the other day. Said it was like driving a space ship. I guess they only use one pedal somehow. Pretty cool.