EVs are kind of how how I have gauged my aging. I got in at the tail in of carburetors and thought EFI was the best ever, whereas the adults in my life at the time hated EFI and swore it off forever. My grandfather died owning his one-owner '64 Chevy truck....in 2014.
I appreciate EVs and see the benefits they bring to the table, so I am not a hater. However, my love affair with all things car and motorcycles is directly tied to the internal combustion engine. I have been working on them since I was trying to get my 2-stroke dirt bike running. I have never taken a car or bike to a mechanic, except for tires and alignments. Its simply for this reason that EVs will not be part of my life. I feel like I would be cheating on my love of 30+ years. Smelling that sweet smell and hearing that sweet sound is a big part of it for me, but I fully understand that it's not that way for many. It's such an ingrained part of my experience. A ritual if you will. It's like angels singing hearing an inline-4 at full boil.
I am aging out of their markets because not many car/motorcycle companies are making products that I want to buy, or could afford if I wanted to. EVs make more sense as short distance commuters for sure.
OP - I haven't lived in AR for almost 15 years, but grew up and went to school in NWA. Go Hogs.