Forbes Presents 3 Reasons to Love Electric Vehicles; Saving the World Isn’t One of Them
We absolutely love it when the mainstream media gets wind of what’s been discussed here for ages.
None of the 3 reasons listed below will shock any of us, but still to see them appear in Forbes means that we’re having an impact on the public at large.
As Forbes tries to say, saving the world doesn’t even have to be on your list of priorities when purchasing an electric vehicle. In fact, there are at least 3 other reasons that might sway your decision even more.
And here they are, as presented by Forbes:
- “People are moving to cities and cities stink. Whenever I get a whiff of the nasty blue cloud coming from the tailpipe of a diesel truck I think, “Ah, Paris.” I lived in Paris briefly once and gas has always been expensive over there so everybody drives diesels that stink. Or they drive motos, scooters, or motorcycles that stink even worse. By 2050, 7 out of 10 people will live in urban areas. Urban transportation already accounts for 40% of CO2 emissions and 70% of emissions of other road-transportation pollutants. Nothing comes out of an electric vehicle tailpipe; indeed, tailpipes are purely ornamental. Regardless of whether you care about saving the rest of the earth or not, at some point people are going to want to remember Paris for the Louvre rather than for the stinky air.”
- “Electric vehicles are more fun. After driving electric vehicles for a few months, participants in a recent SAP research pilot praised the electric vehicles’ engines for their lack of noise and instant acceleration power. Almost half of the pilot participants expressed interest in purchasing an electric car in the next five years if electric vehicle prices dropped, and approximately one fourth of the pilot drivers would consider buying an electric vehicle in the next two years even with prices at their current levels.”
- “Electric vehicles could let us stick it to the man. Ever want to thumb your nose at the power company? Or if you’re more mature than me, maybe you’d settle for simply saving money on your bill? Researchers are experimenting with two-way batteries that would let electric vehicle owners release stored energy back to the grid when power companies most need it (and are most willing to pay for it). As electric vehicles become more popular, they could also become useful tools for utilities trying to manage demand from the grid. Most things that demand energy – everything from office buildings to refrigerators – are either on or off; they demand a full dose of energy or none at all. Electric vehicle batteries are much less demanding: they can charge quickly or slowly.”
More fun!!! That one should be highlighted. As green-inclined automotive enthusiasts, fun-to-drive is still in our blood. If it ain’t fun, don’t buy it. There’s a fun factor associated with almost every electric vehicle out there. The same cannot be said of all those ICErs.
Electric vehicles are more fun…spread the word.