The real reason many legacy auto makers are deliberately dragging their heels on producing affordable, compelling EV's:
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/indu ... r-industry
We knew this all along of course but it's amusing to see it outright stated by someone like PSA. Car companies (and dealer networks) make a lot of their money in after sales service and repair. Doing things like tyre rotations, oil and filter changes etc for those who run new cars and don't DIY is easy money for dealers, and replacement parts is a profitable revenue stream for the manufacturer. Take away that guaranteed revenue stream and they're relying much more on up front sticker price to make their profit, which is a lot harder.
On the one hand its easy to be sympathetic to car companies and those in the trade (especially independents) who make their livelihood fixing and maintaining peoples cars, on the other hand, wouldn't you as the owner and driver of a car prefer a car that simply requires a lot less maintenance and repair ?
I'm slightly torn because on the one hand I do enjoy the challenge of repairing and maintaining a car to keep up my mechanical and electrical skills, on the other hand as a busy parent that doesn't have as much time or inclination these days to get greasy there is something to be said for a low maintenance car where I don't have to do oil changes, replace exhausts, spark plugs, filters and all these other ICE specific items!
Of course there are still things like brakes, suspension and other drivetrain items that will wear out or break and need replacing or fixing, so it's not as if an EV needs no maintenance or repair at all.