I don't think it's a love of EV's, not for me, it's more the reality that they're just cost/ spec beneficial on newish/ like for like cars, for quite a few markets, but certainly not all.To be fair I didn't name anyone. Just saying certain folk 'love EVs'.
I have no doubt some people are listing to outdated myths about EVs.
I'm just saying it's still very much a choice and EVs simply don't suit everyone. It's not as black and white as 'ICE bad' 'EVs amazing'. It's all about opinions and not as simplistic as telling people they are wrong for not wanting an EV.
I think the vast majority of people that have had many ICE cars and who now have an EV, will chose an EV going forward. I think the opinion of those is probably worth a bit more, as they've had the experience, which will have enabled them to dispel some of the myths, or exaggerations. Some could dispel those without owning an EV if they thought about it, which is what I did before I got my first one.
If my cost benefit of the EV had not been a reality, or it had been a let down in any way, then I would have simply just got another ICE, and would be bashing EV's. My next car will be an EV though, and I'm probably changing the missus car to an EV once I've done the full numbers. The mini and ID3 look like good buys. Wouldn't have don e that 3 years ago, as they didn't exist. But there will be 3-4 year old ones in 3 years, for people to buy second hand.
Some like 5-10 year old cars, which is fine, EV's have not filtered down much into that, to cover most specs, so in that case an ICE is probably a better choice for them. In 5-10 years it probably won't be, other than for nostalgia. I wouldn't buy an old leaf or an I3 for example, as I think they're hideous, but they're not the spec of car I'd chose anyway.
There might be some who buy 3 year old cars, but they might find that a new EV could save them a lot of money, or could be the same effective price, but they get a newer car (which most would like). Some may still choose ICE as they're scared of the tech, fair enough. Some won't be scared, which is again fair enough.
There's a massive chuck of people who either can't do the maths (the total maths), or couldn't compare the electric v fuel savings, which is what I've tried to help out with. If people want to ignore that, then that's fine of course, ignorance is bliss.
The range thing is annoying, as in people thinking they need massive ranges. In reality anything with a 200 mile range will result in less time spent at service/ fuel stations, than an ICE would. I do 10k miles a year and have only had 3/4 uses of public chargers, for maybe 2-3 hours in total, but each of those I was going to stop for a bite to eat anyway. A 300 mile range would be better, but I think this is pointless for most people.
I wouldn't get an EV if I didn't have my own charger though, some could easily get away with this, but most probably wouldn't or wouldn't want to.