Simply put, electric cars make sense. Both economically and environmentally.
Ask yourself - how much are you paying for gas every week? Do
you honestly expect oil prices to fall in the next 5 years? How about 20?
What will the world do when oil supplies continue to dwindle and oil prices goes up to $5 a gallon ($3/liter in Canada). Can you still afford to drive?
Fact of the matter is, oil prices has been going up steadily above and beyond inflation.
On the other hand, there are so many other ways to generate
electricity. Why rely on 5.5% of the total energy source in the world and limit
Automotive majors such as Ford, Honda, and Toyota have already jumped on to the new platforms with various Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) capable of using half petrol and half electricity.
Newer full Electric Vehicles (EV) are already starting to
appear on the streets with Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt just starting to be sold
at dealerships. For people who gas up $100 in petrol every week that's a $5,200
per year expense that'll be drastically cut down if they just switch to
electricity powered vehicles.