The reason to get an electric vehicle is surely different to everybody who get flashed by the conversion virus.
Our biggest personal reason is our first electric car, a swiss Solec Riva Junior.
Solec Riva Junior
year of manufacture: 1990 (Switzerland)
Motor: DC 6kW / 8,16PS / 8.046 hp
direct shaft, no transmission, no gears
60 volts out of 10x 6V LeadAcid (Banner 180 Ah)