I have had an electric car for some time and am looking into replacing this with a petrol or diesel. I have some questions that I would like to ask:
- I have heard that petrol cars cannot refuel at home while you sleep? How often do you have to refill elsewhere? Is this several times a year? Will there be a solution for refueling at home?
- Which parts will I need service on and how often? The car salesman mentioned a box with gears in it. What is this and will I receive a warning with an indicator when I need to change gear?
- Can I accelerate and brake with one pedal as I do today with my electric car?
- Do I get fuel back when I slow down or drive downhill? I assume so as my EV does this, but need to ask to be sure.
- The car I test drove seemed to have a delay from the time I pressed the accelerator pedal until it began to accelerate. Is that normal in petrol cars?
- I currently pay about 1.2p per mile to drive my electric car. I have heard that petrol can cost up to 10 times as much so I reckon we will lose some money in the beginning. We drive about 20,000 miles a year. Let’s hope more people will start using petrol so prices go down.
- Is it true that petrol is highly flammable? Should I empty the tank and store the petrol somewhere else while the car is in my garage?
- Is there an automatic system to prevent petrol from catching fire or exploding in an accident. What does this cost?
- I understand that the main ingredient in petrol is oil. Is it true that the extraction and refining of oil causes environmental problems as well as conflicts and major wars that over the last 100 years have cost millions of lives? Is there a solution to these problems?
- I have heard that cars with internal combustion engines are being banned from entering more and more cities around the world, as it is claimed that they harm the environment and damage the health of their citizens – Is that true??
I may have more questions later, but these are the most important ones to me at the moment.
Thank you in advance for your reply