Over the past couple of decades, we have all become more aware of sustainability issues and the importance of reducing our carbon footprint. A popular and effective way of doing so is to make the switch to an electric vehicle (EV).
More than 10 million EVs were sold in 2022, and that number is expected to rise by about 35 percent in 2023. Plenty of celebrities like to show off their wheels, but today, it is not all about custom-painted supercars. Let’s meet some of the stars who have caused the biggest stir by going electric since Bob Dylan in 1965.
Ed Sheeran’s cutting edge retro ride
Ed has always had a quirky, folk-pop style that continues to shine through in his latest release. You could easily picture him in a classic VW microbus at a music festival campsite, strumming his guitar. His choice of ride brings that concept into the 2020s.
The roots and inspiration of the VW ID Buzz are evident to see. It will ensure the classic concept of the VW van will find a whole new generation of eco-conscious enthusiasts in the decades to come.
Prince Harry’s e-Tron brings out the trolls
Some say they have brought it on themselves, but everything LA’s very own royal couple do gets microscopic media examination on both sides of the Atlantic. In their Netflix series, the couple are seen driving an electric Audi e-Tron SUV.
That didn’t prevent Fox News from accusing the prince of hypocrisy for “idling his gas-guzzling SUV” while waiting in it with the air conditioning switched on. The new giant issued a retraction when it realized its error.
Classic nut Fuzz has an EV on the fleet
There is sometimes tension between classic car and EV enthusiasts. The latter call classics polluting dinosaurs, while the former point out that keeping a classic running for decades has a lower carbon footprint than manufacturing an EV to replace it. Of course, there is an element of truth to both arguments, and there is room in the world for EVs and classics.
Fuzz Townsend is a classic enthusiast, restorer, TV presenter and magazine contributor. In a recent YouTube video he showed his current collection, including a classic bus, a 1929 Austin, a 1958 Jensen and a 2022 Seat scooter – “It’s electric!” he beamed at the camera. It shows just how diverse the EV market is becoming, and it will only get more so in the future.
Joe Rogan the Tesla influencer
Joe Rogan is a celebrity in the modern style, as famous for his podcasts as his TV appearances. He is well known for his love of tech innovation, and has featured Elon Musk on his podcast, so his choice of wheels is really no surprise.
He adores his Tesla Model S, describing it as “preposterously quick” and Tweeting: “Elon, you knocked it out of the park with this crazy thing.”