“Manitoba has among the lowest electricity rates in North America, making an EV inexpensive to charge. An EV that travels 15,000 km per year would use approximately the same amount of energy every year as a typical electric water heater. This equates to approximately $0.01 to $0.02 per km driven.”
See Electric vehiclesI don’t drive much. I’m so old I don’t do it for fun anymore just to go somewhere. My longest trip is about 30 miles. An electric vehicle could easily do the job. Some of my most frequent drives:
- visiting my doctor,
- picking up small parcels from the Post Office,
- shopping for sundries, and
- hunting, fishing and picking mushrooms and berries.
Except for retrieving a deer, even a tiny one-seater would do. I could probably debone a deer to make it fit in one of those. I wrote the company and they assured me a cello would fit. Those are about the same length as a rifle. The volume of storage will easily hold the meat of a deer but might not hold the rack. I sometimes hunt alone but I could call for help to fetch a deer. I know lots of people who would help to get a share…
There are lots of practical issues for me to use such a vehicle. Range could be an issue if I wanted to hunt/fish farther afield. Some have a range as little as 100 miles/160KM and less in winter. The handling of a tricycle on ice/snow is also an issue. OTOH, I surely would enjoy the freedom of jumping in “my” car and driving on some errand any time I like whether or not TLW is in town with the gas-guzzler. Chuckle. I could even see using this thing and charging from solar panels at home or in the field. If I had a remote hunting property within the range, I could drive all the way there, charge via solar over a few days and drive back, essentially doubling the useful range of the thing. There are a lot of desirable hunting/gathering properties available at double the range. This could work.