Out of curiosity... maybe a topic starter.
If going fully electric was affordable (for you), (your car)... would you do it?
We have few options in the US (but all good), they're just pricey (for basically everyone).
Would you, if you could?
...and what are your concerns that would stop you? (aside from the price)
...what are your questions?
No, I don't work for "Big EV" 😅 ...but I bought one this year (pre lock down). If you have questions I might have answers.
@alan My biggest concern, more than price really, is range & recharging. I have family & friends in Kentucky whom I visit periodically. It’s a 600 mile drive and outside of a couple rest stops on 95, I’ve never seen a charging station on that route.
Okay so most of flagship vehicles will get you near/over 300 mi on range. Tesla can get you to 400 on the 100D Model S.
There are apps for trip planning, check https://abetterrouteplanner.com/ to see if that would work work for you.
Instead of thinking about as a quick fill up, think about it as a planned stop on your trip.
Depending on your vehicles ability to charge... For me, at home the 110V outlet is 5 mi/hr. On any level-2 chargers, at the township it's about 6kwh and I get around 22mi/hr. Superchargers it's way faster.
For family vehicles, Hyundai's Kona, Tesla Model X or Y. The Cybertruck isn't out but it can seat 6 adults.
I know more are coming. I hope that helps.
@alan I replaced my car with an electric cargo bicycle. So I'm already fully electric :)
Would I get an electric *car*? I have a number of concerns:
- Cars go faster and weigh more than bikes, and therefore are much more likely to kill people (kinetic energy, yo)
- Cars take up more space, so they're worse for density/walkability
- Cars are more expensive to maintain+insure
- Electric cars use too much energy to be sustainable: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2012/10/electric-velomobiles.html
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