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Renault ZOE owner Séverin Groisne authored a post that appeared on the Renault-Nissan blog. The brief article focuses on exactly what the title states:
Five Reasons To Choose An EV
And here are those 5 reasons, along with a brief intro from Groisne:
When it comes to electric cars, it's very difficult to find balanced advice… You have the idealists on the one hand, and the very sceptical people on the other. I'm going to try to be objective in demonstrating to you that driving electric can be just plain 'normal'. So here are five good reasons why you should take a closer look at the electric option:
1/ NO MORE VISITS TO GAS STATIONS! Petrol stations are so glamorous... Not! So no more nasty smells and greasy pump handles... plus you get to recharge your car at home at a modest cost.
2/ 70% OF DAILY DRIVES IN FRANCE ARE UNDER 50 KM So even if a full tank lets you cover the length of France in a conventionally-powered car if the desire suddenly grips you, the 'limited' range of an electric vehicle is sufficient MOST OF THE TIME. Just remember to plug your car in just like you remember to recharge your phone.
3/ THE WORLD OF SILENCE A quiet car encourages cool, smooth driving. You'll find yourself less aggressive, especially on city streets. And you don't need to turn up the radio volume anymore!
4/ MINIMAL SERVICING Other than changing the interior air filter and checking things like tyres and brakes for wear, there's nothing to do. No oil changes, no cam belt, no spark plugs... These things do count in terms of overall cost of ownership.
5/ THESE DAYS, THEY LOOK GOOD TOO
The days of characterless, unappealing electric cars are gone. My little ZOE is great to look at and even my kids are proud of it ;-)