I’m not a car enthusiast, as long as it has wheels and cover me on a rainy day, getting me from point A to point B, I’m good. The car I’m driving is about 7 years old now. I’m not planning to change any time soon, but I do bring up the changing car topic with my wife from time to time.
Our first thought was an electric car, which is way too limited in the market. Nissan Leaf is kind of expensive for a small car. I don’t believe building an electric car is so difficult, just look at the success with Tesla car (and numerous electric car in China). There is even a solar-powered car.
The thing is, when people buying a car, they’re looking for fast, horsepower and some shits that a car doesn’t really need. Why would a normal town and highway driving need to pick up 100km/h in 6 seconds or less?
If you look at a car as what it is – transportation. There isn’t really a lot of requirement. In fact, I think if we remove a lot of the so-called “performance”, it will still be a car, a decent car we can drive to the mall and have dinner around town.
As a matter of fact, we should in a way limit a car performance to help combat accidents. Here, where I live, there is one t junction (minor road mind you), so far 5 years of living, I’ve seen 3 major accidents (car flipping).
If there is a solar-powered “normal” car available and within my budget, I will sign up first one, no question asked. I still don’t understand why there isn’t much initiative from our government to import/encourage more electric cars.