Before we begin today’s post, let me start by thanking you all for the kind feedback on the past few posts. It seems the more serious subjects go down well with you lot and I even seem to have gained a few new readers off of them (at least according to those fancy statistics sites Stevie has shown me).
So, because you should always give your audience what they want, this week, we’re going to be tackling yet another relevant subject: electric cars. Specifically, we’re going to be weighing their pros and cons when it comes to using them for courier jobs, in place of regular petrol and diesel vans.
Now, even though I don’t know most of you personally, I know you’ve probably given some thought to getting an electric car or van at some point or another. These types of vehicles are becoming more popular every day, and with good reason. They’re eco-friendly, much less noisy than regular cars and you don’t have to spend a fortune on petrol to keep them running! Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, slow down. There are also some areas in which these vehicles lose out over plain, regular old cars – and some of those issues can be significant when it comes to using them for courier jobs. So, without further a-do, let’s have a look, shall we?
Some of the pros of buying an electric vehicle have already been mentioned above, but are definitely worth mentioning again.
Again – sounds appealing, doesn’t it? But read on to get the other side of the story as well.
Every rose has its thorn, as they say, and electric cars are no exception. Below are some of the factors working against these types of vehicles, especially when it comes to courier jobs.
Even despite the issues above, however, swapping petrol-powered vans for electric ones can be well worth it if, for example, you don’t need to travel long distances or can make sure they are charged up regularly. These types of vehicles do have a lot of positive traits about them, so if what is written above sounds manageable, by all means look into themfurther.
For me, though, there is only one thing left to say…
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