Electric Car Limitations

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Compared to the late sixties American muscle cars that our grandparents and parents grew up with we are starting to see a consumer trend towards the smaller carbon foot print. While electric cars have been in existent for a couple hundred years now, they have never been as consumer friendly as they are today (Electric Auto Association, 2016). Although electric cars still have limitations there are many more consumers willing to live with those limitations than ever before. Electric car sales are still at less than one percent of auto sales monthly but that number is consistently climbing, even with low gasoline prices. I would certainly own an electric car but the overall cost and limitations of an electric car would greatly impact my life. The Tesla Model S 90 D prices out around 130,000 dollars and has a range limitation of 250 – 290 miles per charge. The average 300-mile trip will save the consumer roughly 15.00 in fuel savings. There are a few super charging stations between Chicago, Illinois and Duluth, MN which would get me there on multiple charges if the stations are …show more content…
Consumers that have short travel distances to an airport or work may very well benefit from an electric car. Considering the monthly sales are steadily increasing for electric cars it shows that consumers are more aware of the environmental and political impact fuel driven cars have in the United States. Automobile manufacturers are starting to see the potential growth in this area and are providing more funding to research and development of better electric car options ultimately providing consumers with less limitations making electric cars more desirable (Tanner, Jr. & Raymond, 2012). As fuel prices are currently low in the United States it is not so much a challenge to produce an electric car in order to meet consumer needs as it is to sell it at a price point that makes it worth buying over a standard fuel

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