Travel is Electric
The sky’s the limit. More and more people are turning to electric transport in all its diversity. The days when electric cars were simply too expensive to afford are a thing of the past. A fall in the price of EVs combined with innovative financing schemes mean that electric mobility is as affordable as traditional gasoline and diesel-fuelled vehicles.
Electric bikes are a great option for those who either cannot drive a car, or can’t afford to “go electric” at this stage. A good electric bike opens up new horizons in travel, and if a new bike is beyond your budget, there are now viable ways to add a battery to your existing road bike. It’s also possible to buy good second-hand and reconditioned e-bicycles.
Electric vehicles nowadays cover the full spectrum from e-bicycles and scooters to fully-electric passenger cars and some heavier duty vehicles including electric vans are also now on the market. The next decade looks likely to see a much wider shift away from vehicles powered by the Internal Combustion Engine to lighter weight and mechanically-simpler EVs.
I have worked as an energy journalist all my life. The Covid-19 bug may have squelched my travel plans, but it helped make up my mind to go electric