If you are an automobile enthusiast, you would have seen Elon Musk's epic gaffe in demonstrating the new Tesla Cybertruck's bulletproof windows by now. Some may say it looks like a vehicle straight out of the film Mad Max and an eyesore; others may insist that its sharp line aesthetics is reminiscent of a new-age stealth fighter.
Either way, everyone is aware that an electric car is perhaps significantly pricier than a normal vehicle. The Tesla Model 3 is a good example of this price difference, coming up to USD $47,500, almost 21% more expensive than a normal car.
Regardless of your opinions, the new word in luxury is to own an electric vehicle. From sports cars to pick-up trucks, it seems anyone worth their weight in Gucci pumps is ditching their vile petrol-guzzling supercars for an electric tree-hugging four-wheeler. Here are 5 reasons why electric cars are the new word in luxury.
If you have ever gone for a ride in a 7-series, the one thing that the automobile manufacturer touts is the cabin noise or the lack thereof. Without an engine to hum, cabin noise is considerably lower in an electric car than a conventional supercar. The only noise electric vehicles generate are those caused by wind resistance or tire noises, which only occur at moderate to high speeds. Who wouldn't want a silent cabin when speeding down the highway?
2. Ample booth and bonnet space in an electric car
Without a pesky engine in the front of your car, your only dilemma is about where to put your matching Louis Vuitton luggage set; in the front or the back of your new electric automobile. Electric cars like the Tesla Model X come with unprecedented space for both driver and passengers, seating up to seven adults, the seats even fold flat for maximum cargo space, yay to more leg space!
3. Electric cars are guaranteed head turners
From the stunning Rivian R1s to the latest Tesla Cybertruck, electric cars are truly revolutionary in their design and aesthetically unmistakable. Nothing spells luxury better than an instantly recognisable look; think the Louis Vuitton Monogram on wheels.
4. Crazy acceleration
Unlike traditional combustion, electric cars do not delay in giving you the extra power when you need it. With the average electric car accelerating from 0-100km in under 3 seconds, an electric car owner has no problem beating a Ferrari owner at the next traffic light. The Tesla Model S hits speeds of 100km/h in 2.6 seconds, making it one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world.
5. Being a hero to fight climate change
Let's face it, climate change is real and fighting it is the right thing to do. If you could contribute to the fight against climate change and not have to worry about compromising your lifestyle, that would be ace right?
Electric cars are responsible for lower emissions over their lifetimes than conventional automobiles, reducing the impact of carbon emissions felt by the ozone layer significantly. Electric cars give you the opportunity to do that and so much more.