OUR ELECTRIC CAR
There are two important steps every person can take to be part of the solution on climate change. The first is to reduce or eliminate one’s consumption of animal protein. The second is to trade in your ‘gas guzzler’ for an electric car. These two steps alone would dramatically reduce the amount of ‘greenhouse gases’ we humans send into our atmosphere on a daily basis.
For two years, my wife and I drove a BMW I3 electric car. It was a very satisfying driving experience. The only issue was its limited range. That problem has largely been eliminated in the latest generation of battery electric vehicle (EV). Since turning in the BMW I3 from lease, we have been driving our 12 year old Honda as we wait for the next EV to become part of our lives. My wife and I were one of the earliest to put ourselves on the reservation list for Tesla’s newest entry in the EV category, the Model 3. At this point, early in 2018, we don’t know exactly when we will take delivery of our Tesla Model 3. What we can say for sure is, we are done buying cars that run on gasoline. That’s a commitment every person, who cares about our planet should make.
Over the next decade, the world’s auto manufacturer will spend $90 billion to expand their EV offerings to the marketplace. A number of governments around the world have gone so far as to ban the sale of new vehicles powered by gasoline by 2040, or sooner.
Personally, I think the transition to pollution-free EV automobiles will happen much faster than most people imagine. In fact, a decade from now, I believe most new vehicles manufactured around the world will be EV. It can’t happen too soon.