10 points on E-Mobility
1. Today‘s cars with an electrical drive are reliable cars and completely on a par with the conventional petrol or diesel engined ones. You can purchase them as a family, a company and/or sports car.
2. Range: It is reasonable to purchase an electrical car with a range of at least 150 km. Even better would be a range of 200 km, since the wider the range, the more comfortable the travelling of longer distances.
3. Everyday charging: Really, there is no such thing as a problem with charging an E-vehicle. You can do it at every usual socket. It can be the very same one you use for charging your mobil phone or putting in the plug of your toaster. The only special instrument you might like to use: An extension cord.
The period it takes to get a complete charging (from 0 to 100%) depends on the very vehicle. The BMWi3 would need around 7 hours.
(The charging of your electrical car at home has a financial aspect, especially if you are already producing your own power, e.g. by PV).
4. Rapid charging: The fast charging is nothing else but a (time saving) alternative to usual charging (by a domestic socket). Though for travelling longer distances, rapid charging (using coflow) is absolutely indispensible!
5. Infrastructure: Our dear political employees (politicians) need to take care of installing rapid-charge columns along the highways. (The time-period it would take to do so: Around three months.)
As well there should be indication signs as to find the charge columns easily! Just alike the ones for petrol stations offering gas.
6. Today situation of charging possibilites:
In principle it is even less problematic to find a charging possibility than a refueling one – there are so many more sockets than petrol stations.
7. Expenses: The costs of charging an electrical car depends on the very supplier and his scales
Generally it is at least 30% cheaper to „fuel“ an electrical car than a petrol or diesel engined one.
When charging with your own produced power of course it is even much cheaper.
Based on average German prices you might take, as example, a VW-Golf, used during the „Wavethrophy“ by the Hamburg team Nick and Swen.
As an equal, but petrol-engined Golf it would need 8 liters for 100 km.
The electrical one needs 12 kWh.
That implies (using the petrol-price of €1,20/Liter and kwh-price of € 0,27):
With petrol: € 9,60 / 100 km.
Electrical: € 3,24 / 100 km.
Driving with electrical power thus costs less than half of driving with petrol.
Of course, driving a Tesla reduces the expenses to zero.
8. Statements to use for discussions or conversations: There is absolutely no reason to choose a petrol or diesel engined car when purchasing a new car.
Each carbon dioxid emission less produced means an advantage, a benefit, a good. Electrical cars emit this amount of carbon dioxid: Zero.
9. Change: We can achieve the change, the transformation from oil to electricity – also by spreading the knowledge on E-mobility. The more people know about today’s real possibilites (point 1 to 8), the faster the change will take place.
10. Joy: It’s fun to drive electrical cars. It’s cool. It is a little alike gliding. Floating.
Besides: Electrical cars are more powerful than the old, petrol ones. So: If you want a Ferrari or Porsche to be snookered, you get an electrical car.