Agreed - just added frustration. Electric is undoubtedly the future of cars not only from a performance but also cost perspective. Luckily we don't have that many or our eskom problems would be even worse.Still enough hours in a day between work and home to put some amps into the car.
But you can charge your car at home or at the office so you don’t need that many stations.Just read that article linked in the OP. BMW has 38 charging stations. Compared to 4600 petrol stations, and even then sometimes you can’t find one. It’s got a long, long way to go.
So, as an example, an i3 does 130-160 km or up to 200 in super slow mode.Most people would probably do a week of travel on a single charge or as near as.
i3 starts at R637 000.00 - which makes this entire article and debate entirely pointless if you ask me.Good heavens how much does that BMW i3 ugly thing cost?
Why don't we have Tesla's here, I mean they are half the price and unmatched with anything on the road today.
A low range i3 is honestly not even worth a mention in electric car circles.So, as an example, an i3 does 130-160 km or up to 200 in super slow mode.
Who are these "most people" of which you speak? Most people I know are doing well over that distance per week, and people like me would do 4-5 times that in a standard work week.
Drat. Another good idea bites the dust. So tow the genny with an suv!Looks like an i3 has a towing capacity of zero...
Look, I know a bang on the i3 a lot, it is however the only electric car I ever see in real life. (there was the one guy I knew who who had a leaf as a test vehicle, but that doesn't count - it was actually eskom testing charging and range options...)All the hype about how good electric cars are comes from the manufacturers and some journos. The public response is reflected in the poor sales of these vehicles. The main reason I believe is because just about all of the manufacturers go for super performance with limited range rather than normal with extended range.
I know I didn’t actually say it but I was talking about during load shedding when you desperately need a charger.But you can charge your car at home or at the office so you don’t need that many stations.
On the contrary you can’t fill up your car at home or the office while it stands and does nothing all day.
So the two really can’t be compared like that.