A Spark EV would have been perfect for what she needs. When we need more space or on long family trips, we can take the Grand Caravan. Two days out of three, I do not take the GC to get to work: I walk or use my bike.
We do not think our actions will save the planet. I'm going to work by bike or walking because I live 2 km from my place of work and it's as fast as driving.
I want an electric car because here gas is expensive but electricity is very affordable. The cost of the km-electric is about 1/8 the cost of the km-petrol and the electric car requires less maintenance.
We are not radical ecologists. My alternative plan is to sell the Focus and the GC to buy a single car and it would be a Honda Clarity because GM no longer manufactures the Volt. This plan would require me more adaptation the days of bad weather but I would save a lot.
As I get older I have less and less passion for driving. Firstly, manual cars are becoming more and more rare. Secondly, the traffic makes travel less pleasant and longer. Third, I realized too late that a car is the worst investment you can make. Fourth, the choice of car decreases to be replaced by SUVs, which I do not like driving.