Greg Steel - Curriculum Learning Manager for Sustainable Construction at Borders College talks about owning an Electric Vehicle.
Six months ago, I became the proud owner of an Electric Vehicle, and I can honestly say it has been great. In some ways, it is just a car and gets me from A to B, but in other ways it is a completely new experience, and a great one. For example, I don’t have a conventional key: I walk up to the car and it is unlocked, I walk away and it locks, giving a friendly honk to confirm it is locked. This is really convenient and just works. It does this using the app on my phone and Bluetooth. I have a backup RFID credit card, in case my phone should run out of battery.
It is super quiet, and comfortable, which makes longer journeys less tiring. Every time my dad, who is in his 80s, gets into the car, he can’t believe that it just pulls away with no starter or engine noise! The instant acceleration is fun and always puts a smile on my face.