Give me a viable alternative and i would. And before you go on about glorified milk floats please tell me how i charge it overnight when i'm not guaranteed the same parking spot every night?If it's 2018, we should be driving non-fossil fuelled cars
The problem with electric cars is really simple, they don't suit the people who should be driving them most, inner city dwellers. I had this debate with a friend of mine who works for BMW when the I3 came out and they said it would be ideal for someone like myself. I listened to the good points with interest and then I asked "is it solar charged?". When the answer came back in the negative i asked "how do i charge it?". Basically i'm supposed to run a cable out of my house down and maybe across the street.
And there's the crux of the problem.
There was another great article i read a while ago about how someone wanted to take a 250 mile trip to a meeting in their Leaf so they set off, planned for the stops to charge and left a good amount of leeway in there for stopping. Both of the places on the motorway with charge points were not operational leaving the person stranded and to abandon the car and ask for someone to collect them to continue the journey. And that's not the first time this has been reported.
The world could have gone hydrogen car based but instead we choose the easy way and burn more dinosaurs. Progress?