Based on what I know, it is easier to make an EV than a hybrid vehicle such as Toyota Prius.
While the technology behind the EV isn’t exactly state-of-the-art, there are a few concerns:
- How far can the EV go in one charge?
- How long does it take to charge an EV?
- Will we be able to charge our EV in hotels and shopping areas?
Take Mitsubishi’s iMiEV as example. With air-conditioner off, this mini electric car can go for 160km in a single charge – not enough to reach my hometown from
Whether an EV is good for the environment depends on where the electricity comes from. If the electricity is generated from coal, good luck.
So, will you buy a Proton EV when it is available?
There is another category of EV which are also equipped with gasoline engines. These are called plug-in hybrid vehicles.