The EV Revolution III

According to the CBC's Don Pittis, the only thing holding the e-car revolution back is the inevitable price war. The latest models are low-maintenance, worry-free and a blast to drive. Range anxiety is a thing of the past. "With the Bolt's nearly 400-kilometre range and the proliferation of quick chargers," Pettis writes, "a winter trip to Ottawa or Montreal is now run-of-the-mill." Not exactly, say actual Bolt drivers. Cold-winter temperatures remain a serious challenge—both in the driving, and in the all-important charging—particularly if you want to use the heater. It's true that electric cars will appeal greatly to retirees with modest driving needs and warm garages. E-cars are the new golf carts.