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When, if ever, will YOU be persuaded to switch to an electric or even hybred car.   For me, it will probably be never - for 3 reasons?

1.  Lack of charging points - yet.

2.  Cost of these cars.

3.  Last, but not least, the SOUND of an electric car vs a good old petrol engine.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    I bought a hybrid in 2015 and have been quite happy with it.  My next car will probably be electric.  99% of my trips are short distances.  The only distance driving I do is two annual road trips to visit family.  At this point there are a few charging stations between my home and my destinations, including one at a hotel we traditionally stay at at the midpoint of the longer trip.  So it should be fine.  If not, it's not a big deal to rent a car for the road trips or take a bus or plane.

  • 2 months ago

    Already driving my second EV.  I have NEVER charged at a public charging station once.  The cost will eventually come down but I got $11,500 in rebates for buying this one.  It is kind of nice to have absolute quiet when you drive.  Now, I can go about 120 miles for the cost of one gallon of gas.  I don't have to go to the gas station every week and it takes me about ten seconds to plug it in.  I may pay about $15 per month for electricity.  If I have to go long distances I either take the Mercedes SLK or I take the Toyota Sienna.

  • BB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I don't plan on it.

    They don't fit the type of travel that I do in terms of range.  Too expensive to purchase.  IF they do catch on, look for the 'Free' charging stations to begin disappearing (they already are) and for State and Federal taxes to jack up electric bills....As the government sees a decline in gasoline taxes, they ARE going to make it up by going after electric energy.  Finally, research the environmental and health impacts of the rare earths mining and processing required for all of this "Green" energy.  You will be shocked!

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    As soon as my current truck dies.   Family have been saying I need a new vehicle for 20+ years now, but it keeps on going.

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