Editor’s response to Tim’s Letter to the Editor
Thank you for your well thought out response to our article on the main-streaming of electric cars. Your personal experience has clearly been a good one. The path by which you came to purchased your electric vehicle and the fact that the rebate was a compensation which actually balanced out the cost factor, and didn't just take the sting off the edge of the price, is definitely compelling. Not to mention what you shared about the low maintenance costs and the benefits of home charging for you, and manageability for the grid.
Probably attrition is going to be the method by which these cars become centre stage in our countries auto usage. But, your perspective on the simple need for a little pre-planning is a valid one that would also benefit those who use fossil fuel driven cars now. So this is more a matter of maturity in general car use, that will keep overall costs down, to us personally and to our environment, isn't it.
I'm sure, as these cars become centre market, in order to entice buyers to their specific models, the simple forces of competition in a free market system will 'drive' car manufacturers to produce electric cars which can go even further on a single charge. So this will further reduce the resistance of the naysayers.
Thank you for the time you put into this feedback. Have a clean day!
Editor, the Standard Newspaper.
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