Thinking of making a switch to electric cars? Here are four advantages of electric cars that you probably didn’t know. A family of four nowadays needs to scrimp and save to be able to extend the meager income they receive, as fuel drives up the costs of many other basic necessities. This current fuel requirement also adds on to the pending environmental crisis in the horizon. With this as a backdrop, a decision has to be made not only for the short-term benefits but also for the long-term savings for the family. The current economic crisis and the projected environmental doom serve many justifications on why a mother and her family should switch to electric cars.
Advantages Of Electric Cars:
Compared to current combustion engine cars, the electric car is much cheaper to purchase, operate and maintain. While at first glance electric cars cost much more, current federal and state tax rebates generally lower the purchase cost. Additionally, fuel savings over the lifetime of car ownership can pay off pretty quickly. An average American spends $2,000 to $4,000 on gas each year. Electricity is much cheaper and that is what is used to power an electric car. “From the gas standpoint alone, the electric car makes a lot of sense,” says Ted Annis, manager and co-founder of Transducing Energy Devices. Also, the lower number of moving parts makes the electric car a lower cost investment in the long run. This makes an electric car a low cost low maintenance vehicle with a front loaded cost but long-term savings generating machine.
Greater Reliability/ Low Maintenance
Low maintenance is sure to appeal to those interested in the advantages of electric cars.
Unlike internal combustion engines, electric cars have motors that have few moving parts. Like an electric fan’s motor, the electric car’s motor needs little maintenance of fluids, such as engine oil and transmission fluid as well as operable in any weather, such as anti-freeze. When the motor breaks down, it is easily replaceable. There is no need for mechanics and servicing as the car is very easily repaired through replacement of parts. Also, it is more efficient in generating power to the fuel used, unlike an internal combustion engine that loses energy through heat loss.
The electric vehicle is a noiseless, pollution free and environmentally safe alternative to the internal combustion engine. There are no noxious fumes as well as unsafe liquids that can easily be introduced to the environment, unlike what a normal car poses when on the road. There are no pollutants introduced to the air also there are no pollutants secreted to landfills when the car is no longer usable. While many criticize that electric cars would only pass on the pollution from one user to another, the electricity generated does not increase tremendously as the requirement for pollution generating fuel is much more efficiently utilized with the electric car.
A Battery That Goes The Distance.
As Electric Forum points out, “Until 2016, the average distance an electric car could take you was 200 miles on a single charge. That all but assured vehicles would be limited to Urban areas. But now, Lucid Motors has unveiled the first 400 mile range vehicle.” The Lucid Air battery is capable of 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds and a unique battery chemistry provides breakthrough tolerance to repeated fast-charging.
The advantages of electric cars offer savings in the form of lower daily commuting cost, lower cost of maintenance and replacement, as well as savings for the environment in the lessening of greenhouse gases. Despite the front loaded cost, the electric car provides many incentives that in turn are transformed to savings and investment to the environment. Additionally, Tesla has contributed to helping raise the quality and make beautiful, inexpensive electric cars.
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