There's no point listing the cons without listing the pros too. EVs are nicer to drive,
Subjective, so this point isn't a "pro".
cleaner (in all senses),
often have a lower total cost of ownership,
Depends. Not always. Not everywhere. Not for everyone. For the vast majority of the population, EV isn't cheaper.
need far less servicing,
Definitely not. Maybe *slightly* less, but even that is doubtful too. Current IC engines *will* last for hundreds of thousands of miles with nothing more than filters/plugs/oil being changed. The electric motor + battery will *definitely* not last as long as current IC engines. They (battery, mostly) will need replacement much sooner than my IC engine, and my IC engine is damn cheap to rebuild - around $2500 gives me an engine that will last yet another few hundred thousand miles.
I've got three cars, the newest of which is 10 years old this year and has completed 180000km. My total cost for plugs/filters/oil for the newest over the last 9 years has been (less than 2 services per year @ avg $50/service), comes to around $1k. The ICE has never broken down, but I did spend $2k on renewing the cooling system (water-pump, thermostat, anti-freeze) which the EV won't have (or need).
My oldest car is 15 years old and has over 300000km on the clock, and cost over that time for plugs/filters/oil and cooling system renewal and a single engine failure (coil-pack) is under $2k. It's my daily driver right now.
So now I'm wondering how you figure that EV's need less servicing/cost less/etc - replacing batteries will happen every five - seven years, at a cost that is around $5k - $7k, won't they?
I, together with many of the other people who don't have an ideology to speak off, will jump on the EV bandwagon the minute it becomes cheaper to do so. We've been waiting now for a decade for the prices to fall; if we're that patient you just *know* that we'll wait a little while longer.
Seriously, for EV to take off it needs to be cheaper. A poster upthread pointed out that second-hand cars are no longer a fraction of the new price - they are closely priced, and this results in people who buy a car believing that they can get 50% of their money back in 5 years when they sell it. For an EV, in five years the cost of the battery might be more than the cost of the car, so these people (like me) know we won't get anything back. So it's not cheaper to go with EV.
When it gets cheaper, we'll buy it.
and you can make it's fuel yourself at home.