Underground would make it cheaper, not more expensive
Well, they'd have to send in trucks to demolish the concrete... and they'd have to do it in sections so that they didn't make the entire parking lot inaccessible. The fact that it is underground would restrict the kinds of vehicles and equipment they could bring in, making it harder to acquire, and the costs for this is not cheap. We are already having some work done in our parkade this summer and the fact that they have to get special trucks in to fit down there is not an insignificant portion of the cost. And that's just for a couple of areas in the parkade, if we needed it for the entire thing, the cost would be tremendous.
Oh, so you're a disaster away from being in a disadvantageous situation? Then I submit, your situation is far more untenable than you realize, and you should consider that your problems are far more extensive than merely the provisioning of electric vehicles.
Not really.,.. there are many other buildings around that we could purchase from, but they are all from around the same period, and are generally not equipped with electrical in the parking areas. We just cannot afford to get anything in a new building, where such hookups are pretty standard now.
As a person who I see as somewhat intransigently resisting EVs for no good reason....
As I said before, you are dismissive of the points that I consider to be important. We established this some time ago. I'm not offended by this, I'm only pointing it out.
If we want to consider the average driving? Well, you can see MightyMartian's numbers. It's well within EV's capabilities at an easy level. The need for a 4-minute fillup is overwrought.
If I forget to fill up the previous night and need to still get to work on time, the need for a 4-minute fillup on my way to work is paramount
Driving 10 hours a day? Well, you've already walked away from that one without a clear answer, but there is a dollar value to you, most likely.
Yes... if EV's weren't already more expensive, and were practical for me to charge at home, I'd be entirely happy with renting a gasoline vehicle for the few times in a year that I *really* needed one... so yes, there is definitely a dollar value there.
But realiistically, EV's are not going to be coming down in price that much in my lifetime, and I don't see myself being able to afford to live in a building that is new enough to have outlets at every parking stall.