Would you ever consider getting an electric car?Watch
I'd definitely consider something like a Tesla. I would want to keep something that runs on dinosaur juice though, even if it was just as a toy.
I agree though, I'd still want a normal car... But my guess is that fuel prices and tax will be raised in the future, to make it harder for people to afford running normal cars.
If it's the Nissan leaf then why not?(Driven this before, it's great!)
Or even the BMW i3. 😁
Secondly, I can't get over how poor the interior is for the price of the car. The buttons on the steering wheel is awful. It's full of gimmicks, especially with that giant ipad but I'm sure it'd get old fast. That and as I'm driving I prefer to have more tactile controls than just one large distracting screen. I'm sure Tesla will open up a larger options menu and invest more in their interior once production numbers ramp up more but for the time being, no thanks
I'd be happy to make the transition to electric cars as soon as charging becomes convenient, fast and I don't have to fight for a charging bay. Some people can be parked for hours on end. They're all still in their early stages and there isn't a whole lot of choice right now. AMG has already started making hybrids, I hope it won't be long before they start releasing fully electrics.
Right now, the electric car market is rather limited. There is the rather expensive E-Golf and the i3, while vaguely sporty, is both expensive and ugly. The Leaf and Zoe are half-decent but aren't exactly desirable. The Bolt supposedly gets pretty good range, but I don't think you can get then in the UK. As for Tesla, that's well out of reach of most people, and if you order a Model 3 now, you probably won't get it for several years, by which time Porsche, Jaguar and Volvo will probably have come in and ruined Tesla's party. Not to mention that battery technology is still rather poor as far as charging time goes. Give it 5-10 years and hopefully there will be more options out there.
I'd buy a new one, but there's no second hand market for them unfortunately due to the longevity of the battery and then cost of replacing.
I'd consider a hybrid, but not a pure electric - I don't like being limited on range, I'd prefer to have the contingency of being able to do long runs.
I worry about electric vehicles for their quietness - several times in London I've nearly done myself in stepping in front of Uber's ubiquitous Priuses. I would hate to injure someone driving one because they simply hadn't heard it coming.