THE TIME OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLES IS HERE!
The electric vehicle is here… and represents true progress for the the future! Or so some of the headlines claim. It seems, the situation is inevitable, and corporate America knows it!
On the surface, the switch to electric vehicles doesn’t make sense to most people but when you take in to account that oil and gas prices are projected to steadily keep rising, and the old school automotive industry cannot compete with the technological improvements in battery and renewable energy no matter how many artificial roadblocks big business pays government lobbyists. In short, the age of fossil fuels is practically over. Almost every major car manufacturer has built or is developing electric vehicles. The writing is on the wall for the internal combustion engine just the same as it was for the horse and buggy. From an environmental standpoint the new technology will easily wean us off of fossil fuels, in turn cutting carbon emissions and reducing pollution. Just ask a Tesla driver or Volt driver if they are feeling any inner turmoil?
Although there are setbacks, hurdles and costs to consider it is a part of this transition and we don’t have a long way to go.
The production of electric vehicles has taken off, and we are very close to a place where everyone can afford them. Electric vehicle prices have even begun falling over the past few years, although this may not be all good news if you work for an oil company. Even the distance that these vehicles are able to travel has increased . This is more than an acceptable trade-off for those going the electric route, The top electric cars have ranges over 100 miles, making your commute and daily errands a breeze without any extra charging.Frankly not going electric doesn’t make fiscal sense.
The top electric cars have ranges over 100 miles, making your commute and daily errands a breeze without any extra charging.A full charge for a Volt or Tesla is less than $1.40 US.
Used EVs can be bargains; Thanks to government regulation that forces automakers to dump electric cars on the market, there are some great bargains to be had on used electric vehicles. An average search n cars.com can turn up 150-250 electric vehicles priced under $9,000. The downside is buyers of used EVs aren’t eligible for the federal tax credits new car buyers get. Depending on the age of a vehicle and its battery size you can get 45 to 90 miles on a charge. In some areas by charging at night it will cost you as little as 1.5 cents a mile!
The average Bolt electric vehicle (EV) owner drives approximately 53 miles per day and the Volt owner only 41.The record for the Tesla model S is 670 miles on one charge.If you have solar panels on your home then you really are driving on the sun’s dime. Millennials call it driving on sunshine. The US is a little behind the rest of the world many European countries have partnered with government agencies to inform the public of the benefits (both cost and technological of Electric vehicles. Some things customers won’t miss are fuel line issues,fuel shortages, replacing or servicing automatic transmissions or getting oil checked!