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30 reasons to buy an electric car … today!



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Published on June 16, 2019 |
by Zachary Shahan

June 16, 2019 by Zachary Shahan


My friend more and more good, Paul Fosse, wrote an article yesterday giving 5 reasons to buy a Tesla before July 1st. At the end of the article, he referred to a 2016 article that I had forgotten. It's a simple list, but it's actually one of my favorite items. So, thanks to Paul, I'm republishing it today. In 2016, it was entitled "30 reasons why your next car should be electric". At this point, I think it's more appropriate to say that you should buy this car. aujourd & # 39; hui, do not wait anymore. I hope you will agree after reading this list.

I'll tell you a little secret: we are electric car fans here CleanTechnica. I know, you would never know if I did not tell you. In one way or another, however, we have never written an article about the many reasons why your next car should be electric. So here is an article on 30 reasons that come to my mind.

1. This will save you time.

Yes, despite the hype about charging times, there is a good chance that electric driving save time. Imagine it like this: you have a gas station at home. When you get home, you put the nozzle in the car and go inside to dine, play with your kids, relax on the couch, work on something, play video games, knit, fall asleep etc. When you leave the next day, simply remove the nozzle.

This is life with an electric vehicle, except that you do not have to worry about the effects of toxic gasoline on your family, as the accumulation of puddles. Gasoline on your driveway do not worry, you do not have to worry about your home. explode if grandmother lights a cigarette and drops it in the wrong place, and you will probably only charge it every 2-3 days as it is rarely necessary to charge it every day.

If you have charging stations at work, charging at home + at work will probably cover ~ 97% of your needs in charge. If it turns out that you do not have the ability to recharge at home or at work, there is always a lot of productive and recreational things to do while charging in public, and it only takes a few seconds to plug in and unplug.

You're charging your computer, your phone and your tablet at home, is not it? Would you prefer that they use gasoline and last from 1 to 3 weeks between refills, but that you have to bring them to a gas station every 1 to 3 weeks? I did not mean it.

2. Electric cars are really cool.

New technology can not just be "meh, it's as good as old equipment". If it must burst through the human bubble of inertia, it must be better. Electric cars are definitely better. Yes, you must pay more than $ 100,000 for a 5 to 7 seater Tesla Model S. P100D this smokes almost every other car in history at 100 km / h, but even a low-cost electric car, like a second-hand vehicle Nissan LEAF or Fiat 500e is fun to drive thanks to the instant torque and the extremely efficient and effortless, almost silent power of the electric motors.

You have to experience this to understand it, and most automakers do not even try to talk to you about it (since most of them do not really want to sell you electric cars), but once you have made the experience, you will see the light.

Instant torque EVImage via DesignNews

3. Fusion easier in the traffic.

Certainly, not everyone likes to have that kind of fun. Heck, some people do not seem to like to entertain at all! A quick acceleration is only a smile for 90% of people (a fact that I just got out of the air). But the instant torque makes driving much more enjoyable and less stressful in other ways. As you have virtually all the power of the car ready at any time, you can much more easily take a highway and mingle with traffic, enter a roundabout or leave a red light – all thanks to the magical power of vehicles electric. This will really relieve your nerves and make driving more enjoyable, or at least less unforgettable.

4. The gentle and silent driving is surreal.

What driver after driver and passenger after rips off after testing an electric car? If it's not instant torque, it's quiet and quiet driving. In fact, it often comes first. Naturally, people love a quiet, quiet ride. The rumblings of explosions from a gasoline engine and all the crazy mechanisms put in place for this engine to work and do not hurt you, surprisingly, are not as pleasing to most of them. " between us. But we do not realize how much better life can be without driving an electric car.

"It's so quiet! Is it really about? Oh my God, are we driving? It's so quiet! It's so good."

(Certainly, some people find this disconcerting at first, but in fact, it's rather confusing when your vacation starts and you do not have to do millions of things at work – even if I do not do not really remember what it is.)

5. The collapse of society is not cool.

This should be # 1, but as our priorities are often totally messed up, I reported the evidence:

The company is totally, ridiculously, superbly, incredibly damn if we do not electrify the transports and do not switch to clean electricity as soon as possible.

Like, as soon as possible – not in 5 to 10 years, not by 2050, but just what is good now. Or we can just let society collapse and organize a climate war attack. It does not matter.

6. Your lungs and your heart are undervalued.

What is crazy about us, humans, is that we will accept all kinds of nonsense if we are used to it. This even apparently includes premature deaths, premature deaths that we could avoid if we simply had a little foresight and concern for our collective good. A recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) found that air pollution causes 3 million premature deaths a year worldwide. This includes different types of air pollution, but it is clear that air pollution from gasoline and diesel vehicles is a huge culprit here.

"Air pollution by road transport costs countries around 1 trillion dollars a year in adverse health effects (cancer, premature death, asthma, heart attack, etc.)." , as I noted in another article. $ 1 trillion is not a pocket money – and the suffering that goes with it.

Let's face it: if a terrorist organization caused 3 million deaths a year, or $ 1 trillion a year in health damage, you'd be fucking shit. You, your neighbor, your neighbor's dog, even your neighbor's little yellow fish: the world would be in the arms and the media networks would be in crisis.

Ah, but it's not terrorists, it's just us and the air pollution we create. Mmkay, move on now.

(By the way, if you want to know more about the types of bullshit associated with gasoline cars and fossil fuel plants, see "Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used in the Fossil Fuel Industries".)

7. Do you want the safest car in the world, right?

Oh, do you care about your family and your own life? Want the car that will protect you the best if you're criticized by a GMC Yukon? It's a bit weird, but hey, it's cool. That's why you probably want a car that gets a rating of 5.4 out of 5 from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), which is a shame for all the other vehicles on the road, how much they protect their passengers (and their around the car). If you missed this incredible news: this car is the Tesla Model S. (Update: the Tesla Model 3 gets an even better rating!)

8. Not in cars but always in safety?

Oh, are you about to get a very large vehicle that can accommodate William and Elizabeth Robinson's family and luggage? You want the safest SUV? Do not worry, just change the "S" to an "X" (and try not to get distracted by putting other letters in between) and you're ready. Seriously, look at the launch presentation of Model X. (Yes, the 3 vehicles with the highest safety ratings ever have been the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X!)

By the way, safety is because Tesla vehicles have the best autonomous driving technology on the market. This can make your driving much safer and much more relaxing – bonus points!

9. Who likes to export $$$ for oil?

This is a topic for another day – I intend to write a new full article on this – but by then, let me point out that the United States imports about 8 million barrels of oil a day, from a group of countries that probably otherwise (or still do not) consider us a friend. The European Union imports about 12 million barrels of oil a day, about € 1 billion from Europe, 365 times a year. It would be nice to keep that money at home, right?

[Update: here’s the article on economic benefits of electric cars.]

eur oil per dayImage of Nissan Europe

10. Who wants to send more $$$ to US billionaires of oil?

Of course, when we do not send cash to Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Iraq, and other oil-rich countries, we probably send it to US oil billionaires so they can tell us how a runoff economy "works" … as they hide more money than they can keep on bank accounts in the Cayman Islands.

11. You can boost your local economy (#winning).

By sending this money to community solar parks, local wind farms or the owner of your rooftop solar panels (which I hope you own), you can move more money among non-billionaires * in your local economy and maybe even in your home. . (* Excuses – or maybe no excuses necessary – if you are a billionaire and read this, however, certainly no excuses if you ask a servant to read it to you.)

12. Your car will improve with time.

Again, this is specifically if you choose to buy a Tesla. The Silicon Valley company will ensure that your car improves (in some respects) as it ages. Confused? The fact is that Tesla is continually improving its vehicles via live software updates. You can wake up in the morning and suddenly your car can do something cool, like parking. It's just fun.

13. You could save more money.

Depending on the circumstances regarding the driving you drive, the cost of gasoline on your routes, the cost of electricity for charging, the cost of maintenance (or lack thereof), incentives from governments and utilities, and perhaps worth your time, you can save more with an electric car than with a "comparable equipment" gas car. If you opt for a used electric vehicle, the chances of saving a lot of money by boat are even greater.

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14. Heck, you can even earn more money on your car by sharing it than you will spend to buy it!

Shit is about to get really mad. Autonomous Tesla cars will arrive soon (note: all Tesla cars are manufactured with complete autonomous driving equipment). This means that your car can act as your own driver during the day and as a robotaxi at night (or whenever you do not use it), which could bring you more money than what the car costs you!

15. All cool children go to electricity.

Go electric is now the right thing to do. Akon, Steph Curry, Oprah, Ben Affleck, Don Cheadle, James Cameron, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce and Jay Z, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Kiedas, Smith Will, Jaden Smith, Steven Spielberg and a host of other celebrities now lead Teslas . I wonder why.

As Akon told me in January, he actually had 28 luxury cars and dropped them all except 4 Tesla – they are much better. You should really watch the video to get the exact words and emotions of Akon.

16. Did I mention tens of thousands of species?

It's not just about people, it's about animals. We are at the origin of the fifth mass extinction in the world and it will only heat up if we do not electrify the transports, use only clean electricity, cede deforestation and disposals to blindly treat the horns and bones as drugs.

17. You can seriously, honestly, drive (somehow) to the sun.

If you glue solar panels on your roof, you can capture the sunlight, turn it into electricity and power your car like a spaceship with this electricity. You drive mainly in the sun. Is it ridiculously cool or what?

18. Are you interested in oil wars?

In addition to simply sending money to foreign countries, we are spending a fortune with the "Department of Defense" to protect our oil interests around the world. We even started or took part in wars for the resource. If you are not interested in spending billions of dollars in the military because of an oil addiction, and you do not like pushing young adults to suffer from the effects of oil, horrible suffering and death sentences, one of the best things to do is simply to help our oil dependency.

19. It will look like a spaceship.

It may not have the importance of No. 18, but it's still cool to hear the small powerful electric motor while flying like a spaceship … or at least my idea of ​​a spaceship to watch Star Trek, Star warsand other movies and television shows related to space.

20. Go to the gas stations, it's so late last year.

Gas stations are pretty unpleasant places. They are not where you go for coffee and a bagel on the sidewalk. They have a nauseous smell, they are full of toxic gasoline and junk food. They are designed to move cars indoors quickly, without creating a pleasant atmosphere to relax. With an electric car, you can almost completely avoid these 20th century establishments.

21. Oil changes, smog checks, silencer problems, transmission problems – #fuggedaboutit.

My first car was an Audi 80 from 1990. I was fortunate to have multiple muffler and transmission problems with this bulky. Of course, simple changes of oil in very beautiful relaxation areas was not so fun either. All these things (and many others) are avoided with fully electric cars because you do not have oil to change, a transmission that can break, mufflers, various hoses and belts etc. Electric cars are much simpler by default. they can save you a lot of time (have I already mentioned that?) and headaches.

emptyingThis certainly makes the oil changes a little colder. Photo via Florida Memory (no known copyright restrictions)

22. A functioning brain is not a bad idea.

Air pollution not only causes asthma, lung cancer and heart disease – it also damages the brain. A recent study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that air pollution was linked to brain disorders and a decrease in cognitive abilities. No wonder science is not our best subject?

23. Cancer is not fun. Heart disease is not great either.

In addition to lung cancer, outdoor air pollution can also lead to bladder cancer and a host of other health problems. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the WHO classifies outdoor air pollution as a carcinogen (a "carcinogen").

Air pollution "kills more people with cardiovascular disease than cancer" – but whether it's heart disease or cancer, it's much easier to read about it than to actually live (or die) suffering created by these health problems.

24. Do not you want to see the mountain?

As I recently pointed out in my article on what the end of gasoline cars will look like, there are some beautiful mountains outside of Los Angeles that people can rarely see from the City of Angels because of smog.

Los AngelesPhoto of Sam Gao (some rights reserved)

Los Angeles is not the only place where the view is ruined by the air pollution, not even close. Paris is another example that I share with smog and the lack of smog. Here are two images to show the difference:

Paris Smog Paris purple skyD $ NNI $ Photos (Rights Reserved) & Moyan Brenn (Rights Reserved)

Really, is it difficult to see which is the most logical choice? In which city do you want to live or visit?

25. Being a first time adopter is cool.

Have you been one of the first to have a smartphone? It certainly was not the case, but now that I think about it, it would have been cool if that were the case. Getting an electric car in front of your friends and family can distinguish you as an adventurer, tech guru, fashion designer and trendsetter, and so on. You get all this honor by doing what is really easier, saves money and more. fun. Awesome.

26. You really do not drive much – overcome yourself.

You feel like driving all the time, huh? You may feel like the range of a non-Tesla, non-PHEV is not enough for you? In fact, there's a good chance you're not driving a lot but doing sit in the traffic a lot. Electric vehicles do not really care if you sit in traffic – they do not drink your wallet through a gas engine ignoring the old school while you look out the window for signs of human life. They just stop.

In reality, a recent MIT study found that "87% of vehicles on the road could be replaced by a low-cost electric vehicle available today, even if there is no possibility of recharging its batteries during the day" . It's in the United States, where people drive about twice as much as people in the interior. the United Kingdom and other more healthy countries. Do you still have anxiety? This is called "the anxiety of range"Let it go. (Certainly, if you need a vehicle to meet the remaining 13% of the US fleet, you may need a Tesla or a plug-in hybrid vehicle.)

27 This song rocks. (Click on)

And you can feel totally cool (and maybe even sexy) by listening to it in your electric car. If you're more like "my little henchmen rule my life," maybe this song would be better for you (without any effort on my part, it quickly became my daughter's favorite song … which, I guess, does not come as a huge surprise considering how much I talk about electric cars). Anyway, it's fun to listen to songs about electricity while driving an electric car.

28. #Exxonknew

Seriously, Exxon had already known for decades that he condemned us, organized a stew of natural disasters, heat waves, rising seas, droughts, floods, storms, wars, new diseases, and so on. He knew that burning oil was heating up around the world, and instead of helping to inform society and prevent it from collapsing, it began to look for ways to confuse the public and delay action for the climate. It is horrible and we must stop funding the billionaires and millionaires who have benefited and continue to benefit from the attacks of society.

29. Your children will thank you.

In 1 to 3 decades, when it becomes absolutely clear that we have made the terrible decision not to act faster and that our children and grandchildren are reaping the huge amount of problems that result, your children and your grandchildren will be overwhelmingly disappointed with your delay in the clean tech sector or will thank you for being at least a leader in the transition to cleaner transportation and electricity. Think about it for a moment.

30. Chocolate … mmm.

It was originally a joke, but I just remembered that chocolate could actually be a lot more limited in a warmer world. It would be bad! In this respect, it would be the same for shortages of avocados (my favorite food), bananas, coffee, maple syrup, peanuts and peanut butter, and so on. Not cool. Not cool at all.

In short, have a heart, go electric.

chocolate heartImage by ulterior epicure (some rights reserved)

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About the author

Zachary Shahan Zach tries to help the society to help herself (and other species). He spends most of his time here CleanTechnica as director and editor. He is also the president of Important media and the director / founder of Obsession EV and Solar love. Zach is recognized worldwide as an expert in electric vehicles, solar energy and energy storage. He has lectured on clean technologies at conferences in India, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada.

Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG and ABB. After years devoted to sun protection and electric vehicles, he simply has confidence in these companies and has the impression that they are good clean tech companies in which to invest. But it does not offer any professional investment advice and can not be held responsible for your loss of money, so do not rush.




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