- Jul 18, 2017
Raywood said:As it currently stands I think electric cars are probably best as a second car where a small runabout is needed doing only a low mileage. Cars that do long distances are simply impractical for most people due to the time recharging needs and hybrids are possibly the way forward for the foreseeable future.
I agree with the above especially if being used in the city. However I think people will still be very wary of buying a second hand 5 year old electric vehicle. We bought our 1996 Corolla with 98k on the clock in 2012 so it was already 16 years old. It has passed every MOT since with no issues. Would an electric car be as cheap to run over a period of 23 years? BTW will MOTs still be required for electric cars as the emissions test would fall away making the MOT cheaper and probably not very profitable for a garage that is if garages will still exist as no need for brakes on an EV?