When he talks about his new car, it’s obvious Martin is a real technology buff. And an early adopter. “Sometimes I feel like an information agency. You wouldn’t believe how often I have to explain stuff about electric drive. How is it? Will there be no more combustion engines? How soon? How does charging actually work? There’s so much to explain and people keep asking,” he says with a spark in his eye.
Martin and Evita Thirolf
And he continues praising this type of drive, saying it’s quiet, extremely smooth, very efficient and that it teaches you new skills. “It also opens new possibilities because you have to plan your rides a bit. But I consider this a plus, actually. You discover new shops – if they provide a charger, of course – or new places when you leave the freeway for a short and relaxing charging stop,” he points out.
He also emphasises the advantages of the electric drive: “It’s relaxing, extremely relaxing. Quiet and simply superior to any combustion car. As for the range, which is being discussed so much, I really see no issue. From my experience so far, it’s rarely necessary to use the full capacity. Doing 300 kilometres in one leg on the freeway is no problem, even if you drive quite fast.”