Quote: Originally Posted by avro25
Guess that's why Walmart and loblaws have purchased Tesla trucks.
These trucks do not exist yet? Pretty big gamble unless they got a really good price.
But those companies have the land and the size and logistics to create the necessary charging stations and such to run those vehicles. They could add one at every loading dock and when truck pulls in, plug it in while unloading or loading. On that scale it could work. From a business perspective it probably hedges their costs of transportation. When the price of gas gets high due to a hurricane in Texas, they can control their transportation costs.
But for an everyday practical automobile, electric cars are years away from being an attractive alternative. I just bough a car and there was no real choice. I went with traditional for the following reasons:
- Cheaper even with subsidies
- No ability to charge in my apartment building
- Not having to worry about finding charging station while traveling
- Assurance if I run out of fuel, I can call roadside assistance and get some gas (no electrical roadside assistance yet)
- I don't trust batteries. It is the battery in my smartphone which will almost always fail first and every year or 2 a car battery will die. Pretty expensive part of an electric vehicle to replace every 2-3 years.