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Message posted by Colin2120/8/2021 at 2:23pm
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I fully intend to make my diesel X Trail last as long as I possibly can. It will probably be the last vehicle I ever own, as I can't afford to replace it, and certainly not with an electric vehicle. I could easily use an electric vehicle for most of my day to day driving, but only if somebody gave me one. Not very likely, and I'd still need my X Trail to pull the caravan.
Personally I don't see BEVs as the future at all. Not enough electricity is generated anyway to power the number of them needed to replace all the fossil-fuelled cars we have today.
The only possible way I can see them being viable is if we move from seeing cars as personal possessions to something we hire when needed, as with the Club Cars system now operating in some cities. That could work, as it would dramatically reduce the number of cars needed, but I can't see it being popular either with car manufacturers or with people who like the idea of having their own car, which is probably most of us.
There is a logic to it though because most privately owned cars spend 95% of their lives parked somewhere, and that in itself creates traffic congestion.