Guitart -- I was being sarcastic with my answer (amusing myself, as I realize it wasn’t obvious that I was joking). Electric cars are too expensive to solve your problem. However, I was discussing this very issue with my daughter just a few days ago. She recently paid off a 2012 Prius (a hybrid), and she is concerned that the battery may fail sometime soon (still on the original battery and running fine with 110,000 miles). We looked it up and her car is selling at retail for 13K dollars. I suggested that she could refinance her car for enough money to replace the battery if the battery fails. It’s a Toyota, after all, and should be good for at least another 100,000 miles otherwise. A neighbor of mine, a banker, confirmed to me that she would be able to refinance her car relatively easily. So, you might keep that in mind. A hybrid (especially a Prius -- they have excellent reputations) might be worth a small gamble. If you do need a battery, maybe it won’t be for several years, and then you can use the car to finance that battery purchase. Just a thought.