I have been in love with electric cars for as long as I can remember. My fascination with it started during a history class in which the teacher said that the first electric vehicle was built in the 1800s. I used to believe that Tesla created and invented the EVs, but it became apparent that people had been making versions of it a couple of centuries ago. I do not have any idea how such inventors have managed to do that, but they have achieved amazing results and paved the way for modern-day wonders like Elon Musk.
Because electric cars have a soft spot in my heart, I tend to recommend buying one to friends, colleagues, and family members who need a new auto. Not only are they perfect for the environment, but they also work almost the same as conventional vehicles. Still, there are three kinds of individuals whom I push towards the latter more than the former.
Avid Car Travelers
Avid travelers are the people who love going on long drives or road trips. They enjoy the thrill of crossing a few thousand miles to be able to try a new activity or see a cool attraction. Of course, they do not find it fun to get on a plane to reach their destination, as doing so will not give them the full experience.
If you love covering long distances on land, you should not buy an electric car. It may last for approximately 12 hours, which sounds enough to go to another state or two. However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to stay at a hotel that lets you charge a vehicle. The worst-case scenario is that your EV runs out of juice, you cannot find a charging port anywhere, and you have no choice but to tow it all the way back to your hometown.
Riding an automatic vehicle is ideal for people who cannot stand waiting for the engine to warm up. As soon as they start the car, they can roll out of the driveway and go anywhere they want. Driving it is even easier because there is no need to learn how the stick shift works.
The thing is, it may be a challenge to experience the same level of convenience in an electric car. It functions as an automatic vehicle – that is true. You will not find a stick shift – that is another fact. Despite that, if you forget to charge it at night, you will see yourself waiting in the driveway anywhere from six to 12 hours. In case you have too many important meetings to go to, you may need to book an Uber ride or ask a friend to let you carpool with them. Either idea sounds like a hassle if you ask me.
Family Men (Or Women)
A man or woman who always has kids and other relatives in tow wherever they go cannot drive a five-seater car. It may not even be advisable to buy an SUV because it only has room for up to seven or eight individuals. Their only option is to get a van so that no one will have to use the public mode of transportation.
While there are electric vans on the market now, they may not be the best choice for family men or women. The reason is that they tend to be pricier than regular vans. The faster the charging time is, the costlier the car can be. During an emergency, it will be useless if you have not charged it. It will still be more practical to stick with regular auto.
Considering you know that you are one of those people mentioned above, but you still want to get an electric car, you should proceed with caution. It may not fit your lifestyle or budget; there may be days when you will blame yourself for getting that vehicle. Still, the choice is yours.