It now seems almost inevitable that most of us will switch from combustion energy to EV in the next 5-15 years. A combination of governments around the world has enacted legislation that makes it impossible to buy gas and diesel cars and will see fewer combustion options available from automakers.
Judging by your comments and the rocketing statistics of battery car sales, some of you have already jumped in, determined to change by the low running costs and the vastly improved range of EV’s latest crop. A modern EV could travel twice as much as its predecessors a decade ago, and this has removed a major hurdle for many buyers.
Increasing the range is not the only improvement. Newer electric cars are faster, and they can charge faster than before. And now the technology is being applied to cars that look like regular cars, like the Audi Q4 E-Tron, to get the benefits you don’t have to drive on something that looks like a rowing billboard for zero emission technology.
But on the contrary, EVs like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 are the most attractive looking family vehicles on the road. And now you can get electric power in everything from commuter sedans to luxury limousines, even pickups like the Rivian R1T that can take boats and climb trails, there are some reasons not to switch.
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But we are interested to hear from those of you who have not yet made that switch. If you’re still not ready to give up your gas machines, what’s holding you back? Do you still think that the driving range of most EVs, without some expectations, is significantly less than the 350 miles (563 km) obtained from a gas car along a diesel offer 500 miles (805 km)? , Insufficient for your needs?
Or do you prefer the kind of driver whose pit stops are F1-faster than fixed ones that – even with a 350 kW charging capacity – still eat 20 minutes of hanging candy that you don’t really want or need when you’re waiting to go to the top? Battery up?
Do you live somewhere that makes it difficult to charge an EV? Do you want to keep your car for 10 years and worry about battery life? Or is it just a matter of cost? Even in countries like the United Kingdom and the United States that offer financial incentives from the government to buy electric, investing in an electric car is not so cheap, at least in terms of up-front cost.
Because whatever it is, we want to hear them, so leave a comment and let us know what it takes to get you through the great divide.