- Nov 9, 2022
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Think you nailed it, what the future will look like. Plus there are new technologies like hydrogen that are up and coming.There's no reason why most people can't use an EV as a daily driver. My wife does 2 miles round trip to work. Her furthest commute is to our shore house about an hour away...even in summer traffic...1:30. There's no need for her to be in an Enclave and me in a Burb. An EV is fine. An EV for me is fine too really.
But those of you whom are skeptics, don't fret - gasoline will always be available. The naysayers love to claim that gas will go away 100% which is and will never be true, and that isn't included in the media's and politicians rhetoric...which leads to part of the problem and why it gets lost on a skeptical (and justly so) public. The idea is to shift the majority of commuters and transport machines(buses/trucks) that do short haul to electric/battery...and move toward solar so the power plants aren't burning coal to generate electricity.
Gasoline/Diesel will always be made available. Long haul trucking will need it. Locomotives will still need it. Millions of classic cars, motorcycles, etc will need it. Those of us that use a forum like this, are what the automotive industry considers "enthusiasts". 90% of us are not the targets of electric vehicles. Think of how many people use a car and buy it cause "its cheap" or the color, or "I like the way the headlights look". Those are the target audience for EV daily drivers. /rant
A hydrogen car, on waste was water, did a 24 hour road race. It had about 8 hours of down time but covered something like 1000 miles. I am not saying this is the answer but there are a lot of possibilities. I hope, considering all this hype and pressure to by EV to save the world, does not put too many of these other technologies on the back burner. I mean what’s wrong with plug in hybrids, best of both worlds. Imagine if all the EV money was put into hydrogen or hybrid tech.