According to a 2021 Ernst and Young press release, electric vehicles (EVs) will dominate U.S. car sales by 2036.
In the U.S., EV registrations grew 60% in the first quarter of 2022, even as the overall market fell by almost 20%. The transportation sector is the biggest contributor of greenhouse gases, so this is good news for our climate!
If you’ve looked at EVs before and decided against them, please look again!
Over 10 years, ranges have gone from under 100 miles to a typical range of about 250 and an amazing 500 for the Lucid Air. New EVs are available in the most popular sectors: crossovers, SUVs, minivans, trucks, and motorcycles.
EVs are faster, quieter, more dependable, and cleaner; they require less maintenance. Taking into account gasoline and maintenance savings, many EV drivers, over 10 years, come out ahead.
Concerned about where to charge? More charging stations are on the way, but, in the meantime, a plug-in hybrid eliminates this worry: After it runs out of electricity, the gasoline engine kicks in, until the car can be recharged.
Concerned about batteries ending up in landfill? Batteries are recyclable. The materials in them are so valuable that a circular battery economy is inevitable.
Even if you’re reluctant to buy an EV, you should celebrate every time someone *else* does. Each EV decreases the demand for gasoline, which, in turn, drives down gas prices. You pay less for gas, and the world, as a whole, offers less support to petro-dictatorships.
What’s not to like?