Will more people buying Electric Cars in 2020?
Electric Cars have been presented to the wold as the future of the motoring industry for the last few years. So why have the sales of electric cars not yet set the world alight. You would think that with all the worry about how much oil there is left in the world, and concerns with global warming, we would have seen more electric cars by now.
Many people have many reasons why they have not taken off, but one of the big reasons why seems to be the distance you can travel in one before you need to recharge the batteries. Typically a lot of cars are not seeing much more than 100 miles compared to a lot of new cars being built that can now achieve over 500 miles on just 1 tank.
For anyone traveling a long distance for work, pleasure or any other reason, the fear that the battery could die in the middle of nowhere makes people decide against buying an electric car vs the traditional motor car. This is despite the fact there are now over 7,000 charging stations across the UK.
Cost has also been a major factor for the decision making process on buying a new car. The electric powered vehicles on the road today still seem considerably higher in price than your regular motor car from new. This is because the cost of producing the electric power motors is still quite high so it may be that people will prefer to wait a few years until there is an economic benefit to buying a an electrical vehicle.
To add to some of these reasons, there is also the fact that a lot of the electric cars currently on the market are not built in an aesthetically pleasing design. The Toyota Prius for example isn’t exactly the most beautiful car in the world. It only seems to be the likes of BMW, Porsche and the likes that have the desire to build electric cars with designs that we will love. The problem here again is that you will be buying the badge, and then the cost issue comes in to play again. Me personally, if I had the money, I would choose a real 911 over a hybrid Porsche all day long if I had the money for this brand of motor!
With all this said and done, don’t give up on the Electric car just yet, According to a BBC report on electric car sales, we bought almost 5 times as many electric powered cars in just one month last year compared to the previous year! In fact it would appear that during this time sales of hybrid vehicles have rocketed tenfold!
In short. It must be said that as time goes by, the future looks like it is heading towards the electric motor. Google and Apple are already partnering with major manufactures to create driverless motor vehicles. It’s surely only a matter of time before we see the electrical takeover of the motor industry.
Watch this space everyone