Electric Vehicles Can Handle Montana Better Than You Think
A friend of mine recently bought an electric vehicle. He is from Montana but currently lives in Seattle. I had a ton of questions but the first one I asked was, "How does it handle in the snow?" His reply was, "Awesome!" Since he doesn't live in Montana anymore, I was a bit skeptical knowing that when it snows just a little bit in Seattle the entire city shuts down. But he is a Montana boy, so he knows snow. As we continued to talk he told me about his trips going skiing in Whistler, BC and that his car is fantastic in the snow, better than a 4-wheel drive truck that he used to own.
Few Places You Can't Go
Electric Vehicles have come a long way since they first came on the market. The more companies that are making electric vehicles the more they are designing them to handle all kinds of conditions, even Montana snow. There are all-wheel drive vehicles being produced by Tesla, Chevy, Ford, and more. Electric vehicles are heavy vehicles with a lower center of gravity and when you combine that with good tires there are few places you can't go.
An issue with some of the electric cars is they don't have a high clearance, so if you plan on doing off-roading or heading into deep snow you could run into problems, but that happens with a lot of cars in Montana whether they are all-wheel drive or not. Cost is always a consideration with vehicles, but right now every vehicle, including gas and diesel, is expensive these days. The hope is as technology improves, the prices will be more within reach of everyone. Also, with the infrastructure plan for more charging stations in Montana, it will be another reason why they can handle our state. With more car manufacturers working on electric trucks and SUVs that will have higher clearance and more power, it will only be a matter of time before you will be able to get an electric vehicle that truly will be able to go anywhere in Montana.
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