Revisiting The Old EV Concern: Will Cars Still Be Nice?

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I have heard a number of people complain that electric vehicles are too slow, too expensive, and therefore would reduce society to a bunch of tiny, expensive ‘econoboxes’. That was ten years ago. Today, electric vehicles aren’t limited to the ‘green’ niche anymore (although more people should care about the environment, and this niche needs to grow). Electric vehicle technology has improved so much that a few electric vehicle models are now among the greatest supercars.

The Tesla P100D is one of them. It is one of the quickest production cars in the world (accelerating from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds), it can travel 315 miles per charge (the same as most gas-powered cars), and has a trunk in both the front and rear.

You can still go on your favourite outings.

Tesla Model S with roof rails and a bike on top.
Tesla Model S with a bike mounted on the roof. Image obtained with thanks from Tesla.

You can still have a plush interior, and with the best modern amenities on the market, including heated leather seats, a 17″ LCD, and autopilot.

Tesla Model S interior. Image obtained with thanks from Tesla.

Of course, you won’t have to worry about that dull ‘econobox’ look that is stereotypically associated with ‘green’ cars.

Image obtained with thanks from Tesla.

Isn’t it a beauty? I think so too.

For those that can’t afford a $100,000+ car, there is the Chevy Bolt, Chevy Volt, the beautiful Lexus hybrids if you want something nice but not extreme.

The Chevy Bolt is a 4-door all-electric car with 238 miles range per charge, and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in a reasonable 6.5 seconds. The MSRP is $37,995 before the federal tax credit, and $29,995 afterwards.