2014 – The Year Electric Cars Become Cool

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2014 – The Year Electric Become Cool

What s a without the petrol, you might

What s a foot-to-the-floor, tyre-screeching, racing experience without the pistons and injectors which up the beautiful complexity of a motor Where s the thrill of the drive a baritone soundtrack blaring the chrome tailpipes?

Or more where s the fun and excitement without the running costs, the toxic and the unwelcome winter break-downs?

these are minor concerns at the but with the electric car continuing its in the UK it might be fair to say that motoring is on the way out. Despite the sales boom expected to sales back to pre-recession in 2014, come December, we are certainly going to be dubbing the year of the electric car. only around 50 years of fossil fuelling our run-arounds, not to a constantly climbing price such a time, we find on the cusp of a new era in motoring history.


What do you mean ?

Actually, the truth is that we ve on this cusp several before. Electric vehicle was a cornerstone of the first production cars in the 19 th and 20 th centuries – but in a turn of which borders on foreshadowing, the car was side-lined as drivers begun to the gasoline motor for inter-city As such, developments in the electric car staggered and collapsed, with revivals failing to meet expectations time after

At the dawn of the last century, the production Hybrid model the market in the form of the Toyota However, the first three of the innovative gasoline-electric clean-burner only a modest return in and its almost two-decade-long run has been with missed targets and publicity. Why?

Because the car to answer a problem no one seemed to The savings in expenses were not enough to justify the upfront and the complexity of maintenance was seen as an hindrance.

But with the horizon of fuels coming ever the market seems finally to realise its electric dreams. Six from now, we re expected to be up to ten million electric cars on roads, and the EV s major foothold is to be found during these 12 months.

This, however, on one factor. The question of whether, in the electric car can retain the same of its petroleum predecessor and, as whether it is worthwhile choosing to in one today. Nay-sayers of the electric era are to point fingers at immediate such as range, longevity, top and price – and they are quite in asserting that in these the electric does fall

The ongoing evolution of the electric car to open doors to new possibilities, and of the biggest manufacturers are finding ways to address these complaints. So if you choose the new BMW i3 with Extender. you ll enjoy the benefit of a petrol tank which can your journey up to 186 miles. Or if you away the Nissan Leaf. you ll a five-year or 60,000-mile warranty on the battery.

And as for speed, certainly absorbs most of the limelight in category – with 100% of its available from a standstill, the P85 sends its Model S to 60mph in 4.2 seconds, and continues up to a top speed of

And if these big contenders aren t enough of the prosperity in the electric car perhaps you ll be convinced by the entries of Volkswagen. Smart. Mitsubishi.

and Infiniti into the fray.

this sudden escalation in it s fair to say that any current car will certainly hold its against a petrol or diesel at least in terms of usability. on the present state of development, it may not be too far off to suggest that the drivability of an car, particularly in an urban is just as efficient and only less convenient.

And though the upfront costs may at seem staggering, thanks to the s electric vehicle grant you ll find all marked prices instantly by £5000, plus benefits including zero tax and exemption from Congestion Charging in London, which is £2000 off. And of course, having to factor in petrol the volatile tax prices accompanying you ll be spending as little as 2p per mile in – another £800 saved

Insurers are also beginning to the potential of the electric car and, in an to capture the fledgling market, are incentives from anywhere a 5% annual discount, to tree-planting Whichever insurer you decide to from, one thing at least is – lower rates across the (and this applies to drivers, too). A quick across some price websites can offer figures as low as 50% of the policy in a petrol car, and new are being devised every with many insurers now electric car insurance as a speciality.

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Elsewhere, one of the more common against electric motoring and this is the criticism against Ownership of an electric car carries it the burden of essential changes in and suddenly leaving your car in the p ub car on Friday may cost you your plans.

But again, the process of is ongoing. Currently the United is one of the best-prepared countries for the electric with around 2,400 charging points accessible – and soon to come, thanks to a pound chunk of investment the government. Newer Rapid DC which are continuing to spread major cities, are capable of an 80% charge in around the same it takes to enjoy a coffee. And if you to the office, you can apply to have own charge point installed at the s expense.

So whilst having to your car in when you re out and about may not be in vogue, you can at least enjoy your own designated spot in the car park.

But is the electric car cool?

all of its innovation and ingenuity, it would make sense to say it is. Dr Ben Lane, Editor of Next Green Car seems to think so: The coolest of being an EV owner is the car itself, he And as for the drive, a few minutes into first electric drive you just get it. And perhaps it really is as simple as that – a refreshingly new which answers all of the problems of the internal combustion engine.

The other school of thought that, even if it isn t cool it s going to have to be one day. It is to say that the cars of the future so far, failed to impress the Their hyper-liberal characteristics may caught a fancy from the generation, but they have had of an effect on the traditionalist automobile and engine aficionados – this simply take time.

And this core of motorists may their tastes challenged in the year by the introduction of the breath-taking ELR. the understated Lexus EH or the classic Audi A3 sportback e- Though they may not boost the acoustics and engine output as the soon-to-be-released Mercedes-Benz S-Class the Jaguar F-Type or the BMW 2-Series, attractive designs and promises of fun are sure to make them competitors in 2014.

It is exactly such as these which are the electric vehicle as the fashionable Cost-effective, future-sensitive, and with the right amount of niche, the car is no longer in the domain of the eco-warriors. it tops the wish-lists of the smartphone-wielding perhaps looking for something a bit different, perhaps carrying a from the recession which has a mentality of hyper-efficiency.

(Then again, perhaps it s because they want a car won t contribute towards the creation of a Shanghai )

Is that it then? Is it all from here?

Well, let s not that idea out. the case may be, there is little that the dawn of the electric car era has Just be prepared for extra from passers-by, says Dr And your friends will to take a turn at the wheel

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