Isn’t it about time we got the truth on electric cars? They are not about to take over!!
If you believe the hype, 50% of us will be driving electric cars next year. Rubbish.
CarLease UK agree that change is happening and fast, but it really isn’t going to happen by 2020.
With manufacturers like VW, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes all showing mock ups of their soon to be released hybrid and electric cars at Frankfurt, it is clear that the big boys are running scared and have to be seen to be getting ready, but their target is 2030 and not 2020…
It’s not just new cars, countries will need to invest in new infrastructures for fuelling electric vehicles!
They are not saying they will get rid of diesel or petrol cars completely. They are simply promising to make electrified versions of them available.
It is also important to recognise what “electrified” actually means…
It can, of course, refer to fully electric battery powered vehicles. But it can also be used to describe hybrids – and hybrids come in many forms.
In the short-term, we will most likely see even more hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of existing cars that enable manufacturers to placate governments and adhere to targets such as the UK 2020, where any new car must be a hybrid or full electric.
Is it all about Hydrogen cars? Oh really, we cant charge the electric cars that we have let alone the ones that we want to sell, so how are we going to fuel hydrogen cars? Don’t be taken in by this, we are many years from it but Iceland will continue to fund the rhetoric that routinely hits the press to convince us that we are all going to be driving hydrogen cars. And why wouldn’t they, Iceland sits on reserves of hydrogen that would make it the single biggest supplier in the world for hundreds of years to come.
So if you are thinking about making the change to an electric vehicle consider the present leasing options from the UKs best selling electric car manufacturers which include the Nissan Leaf, BMW I3 and Tesla Model S – all of which are highly capable vehicles and present a significant saving when compared to the running costs of a petrol or diesel engine car.