of Gasoline Alternatives
• Fully electric cars require charging stations.
• Very few charging stations
are in existence.
• Limited distance a fully
electric car can travel, only 160km.
• Long charge times.
• Reduced power in vehicles.
• Car accessories, such as
Air Conditioning drain the battery even faster.
Source: Reference 9.
Despite the disadvantages, media mogul Ted Turner drives
a Toyota Prius. So do actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Alec
Baldwin (“Beyond Kyoto: How Your Life Will Change”).
These celebrities do act as role-model and an endorsement
for electric/ hybrid vehicles. Although, despite these
endorsements, a great extent of the population are still
not satisfied with the new developing technologies of the
electric and hybrid vehicles.