We can hardly say that they are thundering up behind us because precisely one of the features of the electric vehicle is that its engine makes no noise at all. They are, however, gaining ground as regards meeting the needs our cities have for transportation and care of the environment. Everyone always talks about the defects of the electric car with its acquisition cost and limited range, but there is barely a mention of its many virtues, including its environmental benefits.
Powered by electricity, the cost per kilometre for these vehicles that are already on the road is infinitely lower, setting aside the obvious ongoing limitation of their range. As the cost of the required kWh is clearly lower than the amount of equivalent fuel fossil to travel the same distance, there is no doubt that this advantage will eventually win the day.
Jorge González Cortés
Commercial & Marketing Manager, Gesternova
Article published in: FuturENERGY April 2015