Electric daily driver? Yes, please
Before jumping directly into the comment section, please, do read on
Electric cars are getting better and better, the ranges are going up, the charging times are going down, along with the prices. And I think, all of these developments are making it more and more interesting to drive an electric car as a daily driver.
You've gone insane??
I've always been insane, so that's a stupid question. It's actually quite logical, there's a standard EV for less than €50 000, the EV6 for instance will cost you €45k and will drive 400km (-30%= 280km), while the range toppers will do 510 (-30% = 357 km). But, what are numbers? 280 km doesn't actually sound far, considering your petrol car will probably do 500km on its tank.
Some sort of chart of Europe
Above, you see a map with a radius of 200km, if I'd start in the middle at the blue dot, the battery would be drained a bit outside the circle. The EV6 is charged from 10 to 80% in about 20 minutes. Imagine what'll happen when you'd buy the range-topping... So, if you need to travel further, just take a 20 minute pee & coffee break and hit the road again.
But... the soul
Great question! I love the Kia Soul! This is the second time I mention Kia positively... That's a danger zone
But why would you choose it over petrol?
Since the range and charging speed aren't really an argument for why to choose an EV over a petrol car, here are my reasons:
The noise it makes
Actually, the lack of noise it makes. Just think a moment about the amount of sound isolation a Rolls Royce has. All of it is to prevent the driver to hear the engine or wheels, and surprise surprise, a BEV doesn't actually have an engine sound. And that's a great point for me, I get annoyed quite fast by the constant engine sound while doing 120 on the motorway. As for city traffic, this is, even more, an advantage since the noise nuisance in cities is quite a big problem.
More and more manufactures are producing EVs, this has as a positive side-effect, that there's a huge amount of different EVs. There's one for almost everyone, from small city cars to big Autobahn eating sedans and from MPVs to estates.
Wait what? Well, an EV might be more expensive to buy, but less expensive to maintain. They simply have fewer moving parts, lower taxes and lower money per kilometre. This means that you maybe have some money left to get a nice, fun car for the evenings and weekends. And a comfortable, quiet daily driver.