Electric Cars Do They Live Up to the Hype?

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Electric cars cost between $30,000 to $40,000 for a basic model. You can get a pretty nice gasoline powered car for that money. So why buy an electric car? Good question. They say it is cleaner for the environment to drive one. It uses less gas, so less pollution, right? Well the answer is maybe. You still have to charge the batteries, where does the power come from to charge them. Well if you live in Nevada probably from power plant fueled by either coal or oil. You are basically just postponing the use of gas. Another issue with the car is that by nature the configuration is more complicated. You still have a gasoline powered motor plus an battery powered option as well. When you hit a certain speed the use of gasoline kicks in, also the charge only lasts so long. So an electric car is probably better for around town and shorter trips. When the motor switches over to gasoline the motor uses part of its power to recharge the batteries. Electric cars are getting better, but they are still expensive.

The battery is warranted typically for 50,000 miles. It costs between $5,000 and $6,000 to replace the batteries. Not to mention all the toxic wastes generated from the disposal of the batteries. I guess some parts can be recycled, but of that I am not sure how much. Anyway the environment still takes a hit. The average gasoline powered car lasts over a 100,000 miles easily if taken care of. Usually with little maintenance, except for brakes and tires and oil changes. All these things are common to both types of vehicles. So if your car only lasts 100,000 miles you have an additional expense of at least $5,000. If you want it to last longer you will spend $5,000 for every additional 50,000 miles, plus all the other regular costs. I did not check in the relative cost of what replacing the motor would be. I am sure it will cost more than the its gasoline-based brother. It is still new technology, so fewer garages will be able to work on them.

I don’t know about you, I am just not feeling the need to switch to an electric car. However, everybody is entitled to their own opinion.

(Update 4/16/2021)

This is an update on the electric car debate. Since I originally wrote this article more information has come to light. I always wondered what the allure of the electric car was and why there was such a big push for them. With the current technology present, they really can only serve a limited purpose. Their range is somewhat limited, which rules them out for long distance travel. Many of the cars are rated at 300 miles per charge. This sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t when you include some criteria. The 300 miles distance measured is on fairly flat roads. Anybody living out west knows that our roads can be quite mountainous. So the range is going to be shorter. Also the more cargo in the vehicle the more work the the motor has to do, so the more energy used, also reducing the range even further. Who can remember family trips in the station wagon or minivan? There were likely 4 or more people in the car and you were usually pulling some type of trailer or camper. How far do you really thing an electric car could get you under these conditions?

I am sure that the individuals pushing the electric car knows this. After all it is pretty basic and common in the US. Electric cars are OK for city travel with limited driving distances. Many cities have problems with air pollution, mainly r/t car emissions, so electric cars will certainly help here. But don’t forget as I stated earlier in this article you still have to charge the batteries.

So as I asked already, why are we pushing them so hard under this administration? When you are at a loss for a reason or cause follow the money. At one point in time the US was the largest producer of rare earth metals. This was in the 1990s. Due to environmental and issues our country lost the advantage. Now we only produce a small portion of the rare earth metals that we consume. The vast majority of these metals comes from our biggest competitor, China. We also know that the Biden family has strong financial ties to China. There is another fact that you may not be aware of, one I just found out myself. Rechargeable batteries require these metals in their manufacture. With the increase in electric car production, the demand for these metals will skyrocket. It will also make us more dependent than ever on China. I don’t know about you, but I think increasing our dependency on the ever fickle China is a bad idea.

Update 9/25/2021

REALITY CHECK -This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles. Our residential infrastructure cannot bear the load. A home charging system for a Tesla requires 75 amp service. The average house is equipped with 100 amp service. On our small street (approximately 25 homes), the electrical infrastructure would be unable to carry more than three houses with a single Tesla each. In case you were thinking of buying hybrid or an electric car…Ever since the advent of electric cars, the REAL cost per mile of those things has never been discussed. All you ever heard was the mpg in terms of gasoline, with nary a mention of the cost of electricity to run it. At a neighborhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbor, a BC Hydro Executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, he pointed out, you had to face certain realities. For example, a home charging system for a Tesla requires 75 amp service. The average house is equipped with 100 amp service. On our small street (approximately 25 homes), the electrical infrastructure would be unable to carry more than three houses with a single Tesla each. For even half the homes to have electric vehicles, the system would be wildly over-loaded. This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles. Our residential infrastructure cannot bear the load. So, as our genius elected officials promote this nonsense, not only are we being urged to buy these things and replace our reliable, cheap generating systems with expensive new windmills and solar cells, but we will also have to renovate our entire delivery system! This later “investment” will not be revealed until we’re so far down this dead end road that it will be presented with an ‘OOPS…!’ and a shrug. If you want to argue with a green person over cars that are eco-friendly, just read the following. Note: If you ARE a green person, read it anyway. It’s enlightening. Eric test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors and he writes, “For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine.” Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery. So, the range including the 9-gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh battery is approximately 270 miles. It will take you 4.5 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph. According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned, so I looked up what I pay for electricity. I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh. 16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery. $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 Mpg = $0.10 per mile. The gasoline powered car costs about $25,000 while the Volt costs $46,000 plus. So the Government wants us to pay twice as much for a car, that costs more than seven times as much to run, and takes three times longer to drive across the country. WAKE UP NORTH AMERICA!!!!!!!….copied from John Koth

New Study Shows Electric Cars Have Much Lower Quality Than Gas-Powered Vehicles

(Update 7/15/2022)

In a damning rebuke of the Biden administration’s rabid promotion of electric vehicles, a new study has concluded that EVs are inferior in quality to gas-powered cars.

Owners of battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles report more problems than do owners of gas-powered cars, according to a study published June 28 by the consumer research company J.D. Power.

Researchers found that gasoline cars average 175 problems per 100 vehicles.

By comparison, generic battery-powered cars — excluding Tesla models — average 240 problems per 100 vehicles, while hybrids average 239 problems, according to J.D. Power.

Tesla EV models average 226 problems per 100 vehicles, the report said. The vehicles from Elon Musk’s company were listed separately “because the predominance of Tesla vehicles could obscure the performance of the legacy automakers that have recently introduced BEVs,” J.D. Power said.

Since electric cars, on average, cost $10,000 more than gas-powered vehicles, this suggests that EVs do not live up to their hype of being a good value for the money.

This has been a constant refrain from climate alarmists and EV superfans, including President Joe Biden.

As it is, there are countless consumer horror stories about the numerous problems users have experienced with their electric cars, especially recharging difficulties.

Keep in mind that the EV market is powered by billions of dollars in “green subsidies” bankrolled by you, the taxpayer.

Ironically, these lucrative federal subsidies ultimately enrich communist China, which is the world’s No. 1 polluter.

Most EVs are powered by lithium-ion batteries — a market dominated by the communist giant.

“Due to heavy government subsidies, China dominates the global production of lithium-ion batteries and their precursor materials, especially graphite,” The Federalist reported. “China’s graphite production has notoriously contributed to significant pollution in the country.”

So by aggressively pushing the mass use of EVs in the United States, Biden has spawned a counterproductive situation where U.S. government EV subsidies end up bankrolling China’s high-pollution production — all in the name of environmentalism.

As a reminder, Biden signed an executive order in August 2021 to make electric cars comprise half of all new vehicles sold in the United States by 2030.

He claimed this was necessary to combat “climate change.” In reality, the move was a strategy to make gas-powered cars a relic of the past.

This new study shows the result of Biden’s destructive energy policies is Americans spending more money on inferior-quality vehicles.

17 States Weighing Adoption of California’s Electric Car Rules – Do You Live in One of Them?

(Update 9/5/2022)

Seventeen states with vehicle emission standards tied to rules established in California face weighty decisions on whether to follow that state’s strictest-in-the nation new rules that require all new cars, pickups and SUVs to be electric or hydrogen powered by 2035.

Under the Clean Air Act, states must abide by the federal government’s standard vehicle emissions standards unless they at least partially opt to follow California’s stricter requirements.

Among them, Washington, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Vermont are expected to adopt California’s ban on new gasoline-fueled vehicles; Colorado and Pennsylvania are among the states that probably won’t.

The legal ground is a bit murkier in Minnesota, where the state’s “Clean Cars” rule has been a political minefield and the subject of a legal fight. Meanwhile, Republicans are rebelling in Virginia.

The Minnesota Auto Dealers Association says its reading of state and federal law is that the new California rules kick in automatically in the state, and it’s making that case in court as it tries to block them.

“The technology is such that the vehicles just don’t perform that well in cold weather,” said Scott Lambert, the trade group’s president. “We don’t all live in southern California.”

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency officials say the state would have to launch an entirely new rulemaking process to adopt California’s changes. And in court filings and legislative hearings, they’ve said they are not planning to do that now.

“We are not California. Minnesota has its own plan,” Gov. Tim Walz said in a statement. He called Minnesota’s program “a smart way to increase, rather than decrease, options for consumers. Our priority is to lower costs and increase choices so Minnesotans can drive whatever vehicle suits them.”

Oregon regulators are taking public comments through Sept. 7 on whether to adopt the new California standards. Colorado regulators, who adopted California’s older rules, won’t follow California’s new ones, the administration of Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said.

“While the governor shares the goal of rapidly moving towards electric vehicles, he is skeptical about requiring 100% of cars sold to be electric by a certain date as technology is rapidly changing,” the Colorado Energy Office said in a statement.

Regulators in Pennsylvania, which only partially adopted California’s older standards, said they won’t automatically follow its new rules. Under Democratic Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania started the regulatory process last year to fully conform with California’s rules, but abandoned it.

Virginia had been on a path to adopting California’s rules under legislation that passed last year when Democrats were in full control of Virginia’s government. But Republicans who control the House of Delegates and GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin say they’ll push to unlink their state.

Minnesota’s auto dealers are trying to make their state’s current rules — and the possibility that they could tighten to incorporate California’s new restrictions — an issue for the fall elections.

Control of the Legislature and governor’s office are up for grabs, and the dealers hope to persuade the 2023 Legislature to roll back the regulations unless they win in court first, Lambert said.

The MPCA, with Walz’s support, adopted California’s existing standards through administrative rulemaking last year amid a bitter fight with Republican lawmakers who were upset that the Legislature was cut out of the decision.

Legislators even tried unsuccessfully to withhold funding from Minnesota’s environmental agencies. One casualty was Laura Bishop, who resigned as MPCA commissioner after it became apparent that she lacked the votes in the GOP-controlled Senate to win confirmation.

Walz and his administration have framed Minnesota’s Clean Cars rule as a fairly painless way to increase the availability of electric vehicles and help the state meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals.

The rule seeks to increase the offerings of battery-powered and hybrid vehicles starting with the 2025 model year by requiring manufacturers to comply with California standards currently in force for low- and zero-emission vehicles.

Lambert said the state’s auto dealers don’t oppose electric vehicles. They currently make up 2.3 percent of new vehicle sales in Minnesota and he expects consumer interest to continue to grow.

But the reduced range of battery-powered vehicles in cold weather makes them less attractive in northern tier states, he said. Minnesota’s rules already threaten to saddle dealers with more electric vehicles than their customers will buy, he said, and adopting the California ban would make things worse.

Under federal law, by Lambert’s reading, states have to either adopt California’s rules in full or follow less stringent federal emission standards. He said they can’t pick and choose from parts of each.

That effectively means there’s a “ban on the books” in Minnesota for sales of new conventionally fueled vehicles starting with the 2035 model year, he said.

Lambert’s association was already fighting Minnesota’s existing Clean Car rules in the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and its petition foresaw that California would make the changes it announced late last month. A key issue in whether “any future amendments to the incorporated California regulations automatically become part of Minnesota rules,” as the dealers argue.

The MPCA’s attorneys assert that they don’t, and have asked the court to dismiss the challenge.

MPCA Commissioner Katrina Kessler has made similar arguments for months, including before a skeptical state Senate committee last March.

Aaron Klemz, chief strategy officer for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, which will be filing its own arguments against the dealers in court, acknowledged that the legal landscape is confusing. And he said it’s not clear whether his group will eventually call for Minnesota to follow California’s new ban.

“We haven’t done enough analysis of the California rule to know if we’re going to push for its adoption in Minnesota,” Klemz said.

He noted that other issues are coming into play, including incentives for electric vehicles in the Inflation Reduction Act that President Joe Biden recently signed, and the stated intentions by some of the major automakers to go all-electric.

Ed. note: Over 40 percent of all light-duty cars sales in the country could potentially be affected by this rule. The 17 states are listed in the document below:

5 Coal Miners Push Tourists’ Dead Electric Car to Charge Up at Coal Mine

(Update 9/5/2022)

An electric vehicle needed some coal miners to get where it needed to go last week.

The vehicle broke down Friday near  Mettiki Coal access road on US 48, in Tucker County, West Virginia, according to WBOY-TV.

Facebook post from Randy Smith described the incident.

Smith is a Republican state senator who represents the region where the incident took place, according to the West Virginia state Legislature website. He’s also the safety coordinator at Mettiki Coal, his Facebook page states.


“Some days are just better than others,” Smith wrote before launching into the tale.

“Today at our mine off Corridor H an electric car from DC ran out of battery at the road entrance to the mine. Someone called one of our foreman and told him a car was broke down in the middle of our haul road,” he wrote.

The foreman learned the car’s passengers were en route from Washington, D.C., to the Tucker County town of Davis, Smith wrote. Davis is about 170 miles west of D.C.

“He then went back to the mine and got guys to push the car to the guard shack so they could plug in to charge,” he wrote.

Giving the vehicle a tow was out of the question, he wrote, because “it was all plastic underneath and nothing to hook up to.”

“So here are 5 coal miners pushing a battery car to the coal mine to charge“up. If you look closely you can see our coal stockpile and load out in the background,” he wrote.

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Some days are just better than others. Today at our mine off Corridor H an electric car from DC ran out of battery at the road entrance to the mine. Someone called one of our foreman and told him a car was broke down in the middle of our haul road. He went to investigate and found out they had indeed ran out of juice coming from DC to Davis for a get away weekend. He then went back to the mine and got guys to push the car to the guard shack so they could plug in to charge. They couldn’t pull it because it was all plastic underneath and nothing to hook up to. So here are 5 coal miners pushing a battery car to the coal mine to charge up. If you look closely you can see our coal stockpile and load out in the background. This just shows you coal miners are good people and will go out of their way to help anyone friend or foe. Im honestly glad they ended up where they could get some help because they couldn’t get a tow truck to come and this is out in the middle of nowhere. one guy even dropped off a Friend of Coal license plate when he left to go home.

Smith took time to put in a plug for the good qualities of his constituents.

“This just shows you coal miners are good people and will go out of their way to help anyone friend or foe,” he wrote.

“Im honestly glad they ended up where they could get some help because they couldn’t get a tow truck to come and this is out in the middle of nowhere. one guy even dropped off a Friend of Coal license plate when he left to go home,” he wrote.

The incident came at a time when President Joe Biden has set a goal of 50 percent of new car sales will be electric vehicles by 2030, according to the White House.

Electric vehicles have had issues with their power and range before.

A test between an electric 2022 Rivian R1T towing a trailer versus a gasoline-powered 2022 Toyota Tundra found that the gas truck had 2.8 times the range of the electric truck, according to TheFastLaneTruck.com.


Update 10/29/2022

For almost 10 years now, electric vehicles have been the talk of the car industry. From the early Tesla models up to today’s Mustang Mach E, electric vehicles tried to show what the future of personal transport looks like. To some, they are appealing since modern electric vehicles introduced zero emissions and high-tech driving interfaces.

However, EV manufacturers have hidden the downsides of those vehicles. The purpose of this list is to reveal to you the 20 things they won’t tell you. Keep reading to discover why electric cars are still far from perfect. Here’s why you should think twice before purchasing one.Photo Credit: Alanc Ward

20. Short Range Anxiety

Range anxiety is the number-one factor when it comes to EV downsides. Simply, modern electric vehicles are still range-limited due to their small capacity batteries. Most affordable electric cars on the market have a bit more than a 130-mile-range. However, Teslas and some other expensive vehicles offer double that number.

That is still not comparable to the average gasoline-powered vehicle, not to mention a diesel-powered vehicle. Modern cars can cover 500 or even more miles on a single tank, so electric cars still have a long way to go.

19. Long Charging Times

Long charging time is another big problem concerning electric cars. To fully charge the batteries, you need to connect your vehicle to a power source. This can often take at least several hours. However, Tesla and Porsche advertise their models with supercharging abilities. That means they can recharge their batteries to nearly 80 percent in just 20 to 30 minutes.

Even though Tesla and Porsche have made significant improvements, charging is still far from the speed to fill a gas tank. Putting the fuel in your car only takes a couple of minutes compared to charging your vehicle overnight. If the industry doesn’t find a solution to this problem soon, it could seriously hurt the electric vehicle market.

18. Trip Planning Problems

Small ranges and long charging times can put a strain on any road trip plans. You can’t plan a fast trip in an electric car without knowing the location of charging stations. You will also need to know the estimated duration of charging or supercharging. Other factors to be aware of are the latest weather conditions and temperature changes. Those metrological circumstances affect the electric car’s range significantly.

That is why electric cars are only suitable for short trips. You can forget driving from coast to coast, at least not in a reasonable amount of time. You’ll have to plan each charging stop along the way to avoid getting stranded in the middle of nowhere.

17. Mostly Good For Urban Use

So, what is the main playground for electric vehicles? Simply put, it’s urban areas. The EV’s range is longer if you drive in the city. Second, there are far more charging stations in metropolitan areas.

Also, if you run out of juice while driving in the city, which often happens with electric vehicles, you can easily find a cab, Uber, bus, or some other form of transportation to get home.

16. Not So Environmentally-Friendly

While it’s true that electric vehicles have zero emissions, did you ever think about what it takes to make just one electric vehicle? Apparently, the process of making a big chunk of Lithium-Ion batteries as well as their disposal is polluting since they aren’t recyclable.

Also, electric vehicles demand more electricity. That comes from thermoelectric or nuclear power plants, which are extremely dangerous because they’re choking the Earth. The rising demand for electric power will only raise the level of global pollution. This is actually far beyond what internal combustion engines are doing now.

15. Too Expensive

Since electric vehicles feature the latest, most advanced technology, they cost more. For example, there is a range of electric cars for sale on the current market, with the top models going for well over $100,000.

Although there are affordable models like the Volkswagen Golf E or Nissan Leaf, electric vehicles still cost significantly more than models that run on fossil fuels.

14. Repair Difficulties

If you own an electric car, you can forget going to your local shop or fixing it inexpensively. Regardless of the type and the model, all-electric vehicles require specific maintenance and service procedures as well as extremely high safety standards.

Also, servicing electric cars can be quite dangerous because most of the car’s mechanics consist of battery packs under high voltage. Also, in case of a fire, you can’t just put it out with water. You have to use a special fire extinguisher since the batteries burn at a much higher temperature.

13. Too Heavy

One of the main downsides of having a big battery pack underneath your car is the additional weight. While most modern vehicles are heavy due to all the extra safety and comfort options, electric vehicles are the heaviest champions. On smaller models like the Kia Soul EV, the electric batteries add around 450 extra pounds of weight.

However, on some of the high-end models like the Tesla Model X, the battery pack weighs in at over 1,000 pounds. Also, the car itself weighs over 2.3 tons. Heavy vehicles mean more tire wear, more energy consumption, and maintenance too.

12. Cold Temperature Issues

When it’s freezing outside, electric vehicles are notorious for displaying specific problems. One of the most common issues is the loss of battery power. It’s similar to old cell phones that would stop working once you took them out of your pocket in the winter.

Since the bulk of the electric vehicle market is in the Northern Hemisphere where the winters are cold and snowy, cold weather battery drain can be a big problem for everyday use. Owners report a reduced range and even the failure to operate in especially harsh winter conditions. That could be life-threatening.

11. Low Top Speeds

Although there are some electric supercars with insane high speeds like the Rimac Concept One, most regular everyday EVs are quite slow. The top speed of the Golf E or Kia Soul EV is limited to below 100 mph, for instance.

Having such a low speed is not only disappointing but it can also be a problem in emergency conditions or for European drivers where the speed limit on the highways is much higher.

10. Highway Driving Consumption

To fully understand the range problem of modern electric vehicles, you have to comprehend the energy consumption circle. The advertised range that many manufacturers brag about is the average or city driving figure. However, the highway range is much smaller, sometimes up to 50 percent less.

The reason is that electric vehicles get a lot of energy from regenerative braking, which is the process of getting some power back from stopping or coasting. During city driving, you use your brakes a lot, which reduces your energy consumption. However, while driving on the highway, there is far less or even no braking so the batteries drain quickly.

9. High Heavy Load Consumption

Tesla may tease their fans with the Cybertruck, a rig they designed to be the first fully-electric commercial vehicle, but the truth is, that is far from reality. No matter how strong or big your battery pack is, the energy consumption under a heavy load is excessive.

Regardless of the big torque that electric engines produce, when you put a lot of weight on them, they drain the battery, and quickly. Yes, the internal combustion engine also uses more fuel under a load, but not nearly as much as the electric.

8. Ease of Tracking Your Movements

Most upscale electric vehicles like Tesla Model S or Porsche Tycan have advanced infotainment and driving aid systems as standard equipment. Tesla even has the infamous autonomous driving system, which has proven to be far from perfect, resulting in many crashes, even some fatal ones.

Those systems are designed to track your driving habits, locations, charging points, and so on. Are you sure that you want your every move to be recorded on a server?

7. Just Plain Ugly

There are some electric vehicles that are stunning beauties, but most of them are just plain ugly or ordinary at the very least. In the case of the Golf E and Kia Soul EV, the design hasn’t changed a bit. However, in the case of Tesla cars or the Nissan Leaf, the design is specific to the model and not everyone’s cup of tea.

Even the 2021 Mustang Mach E, which shares many design elements with the regular, gasoline-powered Mustang, is not an attractive car. Most car enthusiasts think of the Tesla Model X as a big, egg-shaped design failure with falcon doors.

6. Threatening Existing Economy Models

Some economic experts fear that the mass production of electric vehicles and focus on this kind of technology will destroy the current economic model. That, in turn, will affect global politics and all the worldwide monetary systems as well. If the oil companies lose their monopoly on energy and the oil-rich nations lose their authority on the global political scene, the world could be heading to another crisis.

Also, think about the enormous car industry with all the companies that make fuel-related products, such as engine parts, fuel injection systems, transmissions, and drivetrain components. All those companies and millions of people will be out of a job, which would put further strain on the economy and global standards.

5. Major Car Companies Aren’t So Sure

Although almost all the major car manufacturers have at least one electric vehicle in their lineup, most of their CEOs are not fully convinced that electric cars are the future of the industry. Their board of directors and marketing people have observed how problematic the EV segment is, so they hesitate to go all-in on electric cars.

Also, there is still a lot of money to be made on internal combustion engines and a lot more development to do, so none of the big-name players is going fully electric anytime soon.

4. Practically Unusable in Third World Countries and Markets

The EV craze is limited to just a few first world countries and markets in the world. But other than that, electric vehicles in other areas are nonexistent. Even China, the world’s biggest market, has a hard time implementing any initiatives for electric cars.

If you go to remote parts of the world or any of the developing countries, you’ll notice that fossil fuels are still the primary source of energy, and that’s not likely to change soon.

3. Buyers Still Consider Them A Gimmick

Although Tesla has sold over 300,000 cars all over the world, with other manufacturers posting considerable production numbers, most car buyers still consider EVs to be some sort of a sales trick. Their specific operation procedures, limited usability, and different driving dynamics make them cars for tech geeks, but not as regular transport devices.

Car consumers are still waiting for mass-produced electric vehicles that will fully replace gasoline-powered models. But to do that, they’ll need to introduce some improvements that will draw buyers to EVs.

2. An EV Can’t Be the Only Car in Your Household

Clearly, there are many limits to electric vehicles in general. Even if you own one or are looking to acquire an EV, you should know that it can’t fulfill all your transportation needs. That’s especially true if you have a family and need a dependable vehicle for your family.

You could use your electric vehicle in the city for your everyday commute. However, if you want to go on a road trip with your family, you will need an internal-combustion vehicle due to range concerns and personal peace of mind.

1. A Hard Sell

Most drivers lease their electric cars and then return them to the dealer after a few years to get a new model. However, those people who have bought electric vehicles could experience great difficulty selling them on the used car market or trading them in at the dealership. That is because electric cars depreciate much faster than gas-powered vehicles since the technology is so new and still evolving.

People looking for deals on the used-car market are still extremely cautious when it comes to electric cars. They don’t know how the used electric vehicles act or how to maintain them properly. Many also don’t know what the common problems are, for example. Hopefully, EVs will continue to evolve and improve, making them easier to drive long distances, less expensive to repair, and more dependable.


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