Relative advantage: Considering how high gas is lately, an electric car would definitely be less costly compared to normal gas guzzling vehicles. This would definitely be beneficial to me considering I only work part time and put most of my money into my car just to get to work.
Compatibility: An electric car is only going to last 6 hours, go about 40 mph, and is best for in-town driving. I work 8-hour shifts and most of my driving is on the highway at around 70 mph. So an electric car is definitely not very compatible with my lifestyle.
Complexity: I can’t see an electric car being much more difficult to drive than a regular car other than the fact that you have to remember to plug it in. So this wouldn’t be very hard for me to learn to use.
Divisibility: I work with a very low budget and I know electric cars are incredibly expensive. I realize that in the long run I’d be saving a lot, but where I don’t make much and have very little credit, I can’t see being able to even get a loan for the car.
Communicability: I think that electric cars will spread now more than ever because of the higher gas prices. The more people see other people with electric cars is going to get more and more people thinking about buying one for themselves. Not only will it save a lot of money, it’ll save much needed resources.
All things considered, an electric car isn’t something I’d adopt, at least not at this point in my life. Who knows what the future will bring though. One day I hope to be able to take advantage of having one.