Electric cars, also known as battery electric cars and all-electric cars, have one or more electric motors instead of an internal combustion engine. An electric car’s motor uses energy stored in the batteries to propel the vehicle. Electric cars produce fewer emissions than gasoline vehicles, cost less to run and maintain, and are much quieter than them. No wonder drivers around the world are choosing to go electric.
Here are some reasons to choose an electric car over a traditional gasoline-powered car.
It Can Save You Money
There are several ways an electric car can save you money. The federal and state governments encourage car buyers to buy electric cars by offering tax credits. Total savings can vary depending on the make and model of the electric car, the state in which the car is bought, and when it is bought. Running an electric car costs less than a gasoline vehicle as electricity prices are relatively more stable than gasoline prices. Electric cars do not have spark plugs or timing belts, do not need regular oil changes, and are hence, easier to maintain.
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It is Better for the Environment
The EPA estimates that around 75 percent of the CO pollution in the country is caused by vehicles. Every gallon of gasoline burnt produces around 8,887 grams of carbon dioxide. Depending on the make, model, and type, an electric car has 66 percent less carbon emissions than its gasoline counterpart. Drivers who want to support sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint should seriously consider switching to an electric car.
Better Driving Experience
The engine of an electric car does not have driveshafts, gears, and an internal combustion engine and can therefore generate instant torque (the moment you hit the throttle). Electric cars typically accelerate faster and smoother than traditional cars and are much quieter. They have a lower center of gravity, improving handling, responsiveness, and overall ride quality.
Waiting in a queue at a gas station to fill up gas in your car can be frustrating. With an electric vehicle, you need not head to a gas station every time your car runs out of charge instead you can recharge it at home. Use a dedicated home charging point with built-in security features to charge your EV at home. If your EV has a larger battery or your commutes are longer, consider installing a Level 2 charging station for a faster charge.
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