This would seem to make sense as battery prices fall and no gas engine complexity and expense. However, I find it difficult to believe automotive companies will lower car prices. I think it more likely that cars in various segments will remain roughly the same price and the auto companies will rather increase profit margins. And maybe that would cushion the blow they will feel from reduced maintenance costs as well. Consumers have come to expect a new car in a certain segment to cost a certain amount. It wont be difficult to maintain that way of thinking....
According to experts, prices of electric cars are predicted to fall, not rise. For now, those two cars go against that prediction. If the experts are right, future generations of electric cars may be much more affordable.