Burnrate wrote:What are some of your go to reasons you share with people to help encourage them to buy electric cars?
Depends on who I'm talking to.
12 cent (national average) per kWh is about $1.20 per gallon gasoline.
Electric cars just keep getting better. For the same cost, you can buy a 40kWh LEAF today that had a 30kWh battery last year, or a 24kWh battery in 2011. And next year a 60kWh battery. How good do they need to get before you are interested?
Convenient commuting, with never any stops at the gasoline station. Unless you need gum or something. The most boring car ever. Just get in and drive it. No oil changes, no tune ups. Plug in when you get home, unplug when you leave. Rotate tires, change wiper blades, fill windshield washing fluid...
Motorhead types and rural people, I talk about performance. Acceleration. Share videos of the White Zombie EV, or something from the Tesla racing channel. Or this:
Or talk about Pike's Peak Hill Climb. Record now owned by an electric. Best video so far is this:
Or maybe these from practice runs.
Talk about the possibility of instant on, continuous torque at the tires traction limits. No shifts! Torque vectoring and more. Long term there is no way for a gasoline car to compete, especially as electric cars continue to improve. A hybrid, maybe. Porsche reclaimed the Nürburgring lap record for the modern full course (20,832 m) with a hybrid. (There are other distances for the 'ring, for example the GP course, 22,810 m, several shortened courses and such).