Electric cars have been on sale for years but today I saw my first electric car in use. This was a Nissan Leaf. To me the electric car is not the best solution. The range, even with new batteries, is quite low. Battery technology is still poor and huge batteries are needed to get quite modest ranges.
Although politically a "good idea", I feel we will see better
solutions. Maybe this will be hydrogen fuel cells or power buried in
the roads and paid for by the actual amount used? The latter would
reduce the weight of batteries. Even with large subsidies, electric cars
are expensive. We definitely need a clean, efficient alternative to
petrol and diesel cars but I am not convinced by today's electric cars.
watch the next few years with interest and wonder what motorists will
be driving in 20-30 years' time.