I get a charge out of this
Sometimes you can’t see the forest because of the trees. It’s all around us, you just have to look. We’ve heard these sayings throughout our life, but what do they mean? Our lives are constantly changing and it can be a good thing if we can accept the changes around us and move on with our lives. The roads are getting busier as more and more people are driving then there were 20 years ago. Even our vehicles have changed to allow us improvement in our way of life. How much have you noticed?
I spotted this charging station for electric vehicles outside of a restaurant recently. I had never seen one before in a location like this so I was intrigued. What a great idea. With so many more energy efficient vehicles on the market these days, it does help if our society can embrace these changes to allow the consumer a chance to accept these vehicles.
There are more and more hybrid vehicles on the roads today then there were ten years ago. Drivers who may remember the gas shortage of the 70’s would remember how the automakers started to make vehicles with smaller engines so the consumer could save on fuel. With modern technology, we’ve come a long way. Now, not only do we have vehicles that provide better fuel economy, but they also provide better performance. Consider it the best of both worlds.
I’ve thought about an electric vehicle and as a driving instructor, what a great way to save money on expenses and help the environment. The only down side on a personal note was the initial expense of the vehicle. My current budget wouldn’t allow it and the length of the charge wasn’t long enough for the mileage I would put on the vehicle on a daily basis while instructing. With limited charging stations, it’s not in my immediate plans…yet. I’m hoping that more and more businesses will take this step to help their community and their environment by setting up charging stations like this one.
Once the automakers can make an electric vehicle that can be more easily obtained and maintained, you’ll see more and more of them on public roads. What a great thought that is. Less pollution, less fossil fuels being used and less operating costs. If performance can also be matched to what the other vehicles are able to do, it’ll attract more drivers to these types of vehicles. Would it attract you as a buyer? Again, it is a winning combination. Thanks to the local business who thought about provided a free charging station. Well done.