I seem to recall a few years back that D. Van Dike has a fire in his Jaguar, although his was a petro car. This is discouraging as I was looking into a solar Panel array with the new technologies for higher output voltages, in-line with those wall battery banks / inverters and deep cycle batteries for good measure, Goal in saving monies with an electric car. Maybe the battery technology will improve in a few years, till then I stick with my gasoline combustion vehicles.
You should do a comparison first. Some comparisons between ev and gas show not much difference in overall costs, but others can have a very large difference. The weight of the ev is important....some of them are a lot heavier than gas cars and therefore a bad safety feature. One comparison of a Ford Ranger and F-150 ev showed a difference of 1,000 lbs on their weight (the F-150 ev was the higher weight at 8,500 lbs.). Also mileage...the Ranger gets 468 mpg while the F-150 goes only 230 miles per charge. It's worth it to compare!