Re: 6 of 1, 1/2 dozen of the other?
"Petrol gives you range, reliability, global reach, convenience and performance. Electrics...don't."
Think about that carefully again.
Ok, I will.
Reliability? Electric has *far* fewer moving and component parts and is potentially a lot more reliable.
I agree...but potentially reliable != reliable today
...or do you mean that you can buy petrol where you can't get electricity?
Yes. Because you can.
I'd dispute that, as there are a lot more electrical outlets in the world than petrol pumps.
Maybe, but they're all different sockets, different voltages, and only located in towns. And for flat dwellers, charging from your home circuit is impossible.
Petrol is standardised worldwide (see RON), petrol doesn't suffer from performance issues in cold temps, the pump nozzles are all the same, and in the middle of a desert, you'll find a pump before you find a charging point *today*.
I consider it more convenient to get in and plug a car in that I do going to a petrol station. I don't know in what other way petrol is more convenient. What say you?
Plugging is the easy bit...if you can find one...and find one that fits your car...and the voltages are compatible...and if you don't mind the HOURS of waiting for a full charge, even on fast charge. Petrol filling wins massively.
Performance? 0-60 in 3.7 seconds, and a 12 second 1/4 mile. 125mph top speed is generally enough for most occasions, too. What does your car do it in? That 0-60 time is a genuinely staggering number. And that's not good enough?
If you read what I said, I acknowledge electric performance. circa 100% torque from 1-2rpm will never be matched by petrol.
By all means slate the car for it's genuine downsides (range and recharge time), but there's no need to just pluck some other stuff out of the air and state it as fact.
1. range and recharge time...low temps performance, convenience
2. It is fact. You're the one trying to pluck stuff out the air.