As you will know if you’ve been following my blog (and Instagram) for a while, I’ve become a lot more environmentally aware recently. I was listening to the radio a few weeks ago and a caller was saying that the biggest change her family have made to help the environment, is by switching from a diesel car to an electric one.
I also saw a Tesla Model X demonstrator parked outside our shopping centre recently, and completely fell in love with both the space and the tech! But at around £75,000, the asking price isn’t really within reach of the average 2.4 children family.
Fortunately, there are more affordable options on the market, like the Nissan Leaf. I’ve heard that the newer models can be charged from an ordinary three-pin plug, which makes it a very practical option.
Toyota, though, believe that hybrids are the way forward to implement a wider reduction in emissions. I’ve just been reading this article, where they argue that due to the shortage of batteries available, it’s better to create more hybrids (which require a smaller battery), than fewer fully-electric vehicles. With that in mind, something like the Toyota Prius might be a good option. They’ve been around for a while, too, so affordable spare parts should be easy enough to come by (Quality spare parts for the Japanese car brand Toyota you can find here www.Euspares.co.uk).
Unfortunately, we’re not in a position to change our family car at the moment, as we’ve only had it a year. When it is time for us to replace it in a few years, I’m hopeful that electric cars and hybrids will have become a more affordable option for the average car owner. Then, hopefully, we’ll be able to choose something more environmentally friendly. In the meantime, I’m still trying to walk instead of taking the car whenever I can, and making other changes in my life to be more sustainable.
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