The Sion EV electric car is a step in the right direction in terms of environmental conservation efforts.
It has a standard range of about 155 miles, but also racks up an additional 18 miles as you drive. It features up to 330 solar power panels that provide the necessary injection of energy. This model can also be charged by a second Sion EV through the use of a dedicated charging cable.
It is also compatible with smart phone technology, and features the use of moss in the dashboard as a natural air filtration system. The battery is still in its final testing stages, with the company projecting a late 2019 release for this electric car.
Electronic cars have been billed as the car of the future. But having been available for a few years now with little success, could it be time to consider new alternatives?
Have electronic cars failed to hit the ground running?
Electric cars still face the problem of high costs. The materials required to develop electric cars, particularly the battery, are expensive. These batteries need the ability to hold large amounts of charge and offer great performance to rival existing petroleum-based cars.
In order to meet these demands, brands have to set high prices for their electric car products. However, consumers are not likely to be enticed by the more expensive models, regardless of their impact on the environment.
Due to their higher costs, electric cars are bound to be less likely to be preferred, which would translate to slower rates of growth for this brand. The result is a cyclic problem that may cause this development to be permanently stuck in a rut.
Since customers generally avoid these cars, electronic car manufacturers will be unlikely to benefit through increased production volumes and the potential benefit of the economies of scale. This makes them unable to offer price reductions, which limits the ability foe growth even further.
Should you go electronic?
If you only use your car for short amounts of time during the day, an electronic car could offer great value. It could be a contribution to reducing greenhouse emissions by motor vehicles, which could go some way into helping make the environment better.
However, people who cannot charge near their residence and those who may be forced to engage in long distance travel should generally avoid electric cars until the infrastructure is more evenly distributed and available near them.