An electric car, they also are called an Ev. Electric vehicle can either be fully electric, which are powered by a battery or a combination of an electric motor with a conventional engine or a generator. There are many to choose from, it all depends what costumer wants to buy. There are many more to be released over the next few years.
Electric cars have become so popular today. However some drivers are not sure whether to make the switch from traditional gas-powered cars to electric vehicles. While electric cars do, indeed, have their downsides, there are many benefits, that will change your mind immediately.
Benefits of electric vehicles
Electric vehicles don’t have an exhaust system, because they have zero emissions. We all know how gas-powered vehicles are large contributors to greenhouse-gas buildup in the earth’s atmosphere, switching to an electric car can help keep cleaner air.
Electricity is less expensive than gasoline. If you want to save money, you could install solar panels on your home to charge your electric car.
Electric cars don’t run on oil and don’t eed oil electric cars are very silent. They’re so quiet, that many legislators in the U.S. want to install noise-making devices to alert pedestrians that they’re coming. If you’re the original owner of an electric vehicle, you’ll likely receive a tax credit. That tax credit can be as high as $7,500.
A battery electric cars has a lot less moving parts than a conventional petrol or diesel car. There is no expensive exhaust systems, starter motors, fuel injection systems, radiators and many other parts. Batteries do wear out so replacement batteries, so you will need to replace them with new ones.. Most car manufacturers last EV batteries are for around 8 years.
Reduced harmful exhaust emissions is good for our health maintenance. Better air quality will lead to less health problems and will stop air pollution.
Disadvantages of electric cars
It takes just a few minutes it to fill up a conventional car at the gas station. Recharging your EV takes much more longer. While most electric car engines take about four hours to reach a full charge, some take even 15 to 20 hours. These electric car can save you money but not when buying. Even the more affordable electric car models costs in the $25,000 to $50,000 range, while luxury vehicles cost more than $90,000s and more.
Batteries in colder climates don’t last long. If you try to use your new electric car in -30ºC don’t turn on heater. If you have a long ride on a hot weather don’t ride with defrosters turned on. The reason is that the batteries won’t last long if it’s turned on.
Electric cars are the environmental impact of the battery. New electric vehicles have batteries which must be recycled. The manufacturer of your car will have recycling plans in place for your battery because it has very valuable components and elements. When your car battery ages, it usually happens when it’s 5-10 years old or a when you charged it a few thousand times. It will hold less charge and you will want to replace the battery, be ready for the fact that it will be very expensive unless a subsidised replacement is provided by the manufacturer or buy a newer car.
One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is when buying is to choose a BEV (100% electric) car or a PHEV (which uses both a rechargeable battery and fuel combustion system). It all depends on preferences and lifestyle. Your daily road is lengthy or you travel a lot. Then PHEV is right for you because BEV vehicles can have ranges further than 200 miles. You can’t be sure if you will be able to recharge your car throughout the day.
If your daily commute is short and below the vehicle’s range, then a BEV is a right option for you. That way, you could avoid the issue of charging while being away from home, and could easily recharge overnight at home.
When it comes to buying a car, whether it is electric or not, one must test drive as many as he can.There are many cities that hold events where you can test drive electric vehicles. Explore all options until you find the one that will make you happy.Follow me on Facebook