What’s the best argument for electric cars?

tesla test drive | Ross Baldick PhD | electricity industryLast week I had the pleasure to test-drive a Tesla Model S.  In a previous post, I voiced my concerns about electric vehicle fast chargers, such as Tesla’s Supercharger. I still remain concerned, but while behind the wheel  (and above the battery!) any quibbles faded from focus. The car is a pleasure to drive, with breathtaking acceleration and breaking, great comfort, and very nice  styling.

David Tuttle, electric vehicle enthusiast and one of my grad students, has often observed that the most convincing argument for drivers to buy electric vehicles is not environmentalism or energy independence but an exhilarating driving experience! The Tesla Model S makes that argument wonderfully.

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About Ross Baldick

Electricity is an increasingly complex industry in the midst of transition to renewables and decarbonization. Using my 25 years’ experience as an engineer, policy analyst, and academic, I help my consulting clients think through their toughest technical challenges and formulate their best business strategies.
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