Cars are important for a thriving circular economy. If you live in a city, public transportation is usually the most convenient and environmentally friendly. However, if you live outside the city and want to participate in a thriving circular economy owning a car is often inevitable. It simply is the best way to get around, interact with the community, and help support your local area.
Get an e-car if you can afford it
Today, in most places the choice of getting an electrical car makes a lot of sense, as the cost of driving is often heavily subsidized or even free. However, few can afford the initial investment of a new e-car. In fact, as dinbudget.se says: buying a new car is seldom a good investment.
The reason is that cars lose a lot of value as soon as they are used. In order to get a cheaper car the market requires a lot of volume of used cars. The market for e-cars is simply not large enough at this moment for it being a sound choice for the poor man. In fact, when you buy a car you aim to hit that sweet spot of cheap and reliable. So, at this moment, most often the best choice for you is a traditional car. But keep your eyes open, as I said, there are plenty of places where owning and driving an e-car is virtually free.
How cars are important for a thriving circular economy
So what does owning a car have to do with circular economy? As we spoke about in a previous blog “Circular Economy and You” it is vital to engage with your community. It is important not only to meet people and participate in events. Cars are also important for help move goods and other items that are the core of a circular economy. It might seem counter intuitive, but in want of practical alternatives, ensuring a vibrant circular economy will itself have spill over effects that outweigh the downsides of traditional fuel cars.
So keep on driving, and keep on finding exciting projects to execute.