Are Electric Cars Ready for Center Stage After Century Waiting in the Wings?
If you picked up a paper and read a quote that said “The electric motor car has long been seen as ideal as it’s greener, cleaner and far more economical than gasoline powered cars” you’d think that it was very apt for 2014, yet surprisingly, it was first published by the New York Times back in 1911. Four years later in 1915 the Washington post wrote that “In the foreseeable future electric car prices will continue to drop until they are within the affordability of the average family.” With this in mind and given the huge advances in technology over the past 100 years, you have to wonder why most of us are still driving around in cars that use fossil fuels.
According to recent research carried out by American car manufacturing giant Ford, there are over 270,000 electric vehicles on the roads worldwide. Yet for many people the electric vehicle is still seen as unusual. However, when the company polled over 6,000 Europeans and asked them what the biggest problem the world faces today, 54% of respondents revealed ‘climate change’ as an answer. Whilst this may not be a surprise in itself, what is surprising is that although 72% agreed that electric vehicles are better for the environment, only 23% were willing to change their vehicle to become more eco-friendly.
So Why is This?
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