Electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, though not as quickly as electricity providers would like.
Cost, range anxiety, driver understanding and dealer understanding need to be addressed in order to overcome the barriers.
“Some people believe—to some extent because of how popular Teslas are—that only wealthy people can afford electric vehicles,” said Caroline Quazzo, a manager for EZ-EV, an Exelon subsidiary that offers software and services to utilities to help them promote EV adoption.
“And that’s very much not true. There’s obviously a ton of different vehicles out there and with rebates and with lifetime cost of ownership, there are actually a lot of reasons why overall costs—reduced maintenance, not having to buy gas ever—can make electric vehicles significantly cheaper than the comparable internal-combustion engine vehicle.”
Read the article at Forbes.