But can you actually use an EV in Bangladesh? | The Daily Star
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But can you actually use an EV in Bangladesh?

We have somewhat warmed up to the idea of environmentally friendly vehicles – both the reconditioned and brand new markets have had hybrid vehicles on sale at some point. Plug-in vehicles are much less common, but considering our recent proposed budget has finally made a proper distinction between plug-in electrics and gasoline hybrids, they are expected to get cheaper. Despite what you might believe, our electric power grid has improved many-fold in the past few years, with less power outages and greater coverage. It makes sense to switch from CNG and petrol powered cars to electric cars – the cost involved in running a car on electric power is marginally lower with a greater positive impact on our fragile and rapidly degrading environment. As we said before, there are two Tesla Model S being driven around Dhaka – as far as we've heard, they're not facing any problems with their top-of-the-line EV, so there's nothing pointing towards any great difficulties you're liable to face if you decide to go electric. Just make sure you don't go asking around for a thin Nokia charger to top up your EV.

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