i just like the idea of having the versatility of both a gas and electric car in our house. I’m picking up a model Y performance next Saturday. It will be our in and around town and my work commuter car. We will have the wife’s bronco sport for longer road trips and her work commute.There are many personal benefits to going EV that make them much more compelling over ICE, especially if you are a homeowner or live in a major city.
Wanting to own an EV is neither a political or environmental choice for me and probably for a lot of the target buyers for EVs right now. It's just an objectively better car for your average single family home owner suburb commuter making good money.
- EVs are faster flat out.
- EVs require less maintenance and have far less moving parts.
- EV batteries have shown, on average, that the degration is overblown with sufficient cooling. They are also mostly if not fully recycable.
- EVs have demonstrably lower CO2 emissions than ICE vehicles. This is really important for local smog.
- EVs are basically silent (for better or worse) which is great for noise pollution.
- EVs can be charged at home so no more gas stations. Most people will charge overnight which doesn't require rapid charging that everyone gets so hung up about, unless you don't own a home.
I’m not a fan of throwing all my eggs in one basket when it comes to energy. Our energy options should be versatile and sustainable first and foremost IMO. Would love to go to a totally renewable energy source, but we shouldn’t cut our legs off and tie our hands behind our back to get there.