Electric Car Roadshow

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New Zealand produces the bulk of its power from hydropower, so is a clean source. I do not think any big dams are being rebuilt in the country, as there are too many environmental hurdles to jump these days, but I digress. It is a country that could clean up its vehicle pollution by encouraging electricity, but apparently does not have the money to do it.


A 10 cents per liter tax on fossil fuel would be a great way to finance it. The proceeds could be set aside to provide discounts on new vehicles and improve the inadequate electrical charging infrastructure. However, increasing the tax is not always a popular train in a democracy.



Such a privately run roadshow travels the country, which promotes electric cars. I came up and soon bought with a Renault Zoe owner. He would switch to a newer, better virtual model. One importer brings a batch from the UK. I mentioned that I had never ridden in an electric car, so he asked if I wanted a spin. I was surprised that Bu agreed, and he insisted I drove it. I enjoyed the peace and the driving experience.


I then spoke to a Hyundai representative who brought the new Ioniq. Larger than the Zoe, it still has a very limited range. As with all these cars, the purchase price is unrealistic compared to fossil cars



In summary, the problems are the first purchase price and range (as I need only one vehicle). In the city it would be brilliant, but wished to drive long distances and the load / program program will not work for me. I was told in two years that the track will be competitive. As for pricing, perhaps it will take longer to be realistic if not subsidized.


It was a good idea to bring a number of cars to places around the country. Nissan, Renault, Hyundai, Tesla, Audi and BMW in the Road Trip, where I am. I want to go like this, but I can not see it happening to me.




 

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