In this article, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of electric vehicles.
Advantages and Disadvantages Of Electric Vehicles
The issue of global warming due to pollution has become a topic of discussion. Oil prices continue to rise. With the realization that the earth’s oil reserves will be depleted in the next few decades, these factors have led to renewal and interest in electric vehicles. These vehicles have a lot of advantages over petrol-powered vehicles.
Motors that power these vehicles emit uninterrupted exhaust gas. This is good news for the environment, which currently absorbs billions of tons of exhaust fumes every day. These carbon dioxide emissions are seen as contributing significantly to global warming, while other exhaust gases pollute our air more and more.
Electricity is cheaper than petrol, so it is cheaper to drive a battery-powered car. As the price of crude oil continues to rise, it will become more economically viable. It is estimated that the energy required to drive an electric car is approximately one-fifth that of a petrol-powered car. As oil prices continue to rise, this gap will widen.
Battery-powered cars require less maintenance. They do not require regular oil changes and are not subject to wear and tear like internal combustion engines. In addition, they have lightweight parts that need to be maintained.
Current battery technology has made a limited range possible. Battery-powered cars usually have a range of about one or two hundred miles before being recharged and take several hours at a fixed charge. Like any rechargeable battery, a car battery has a limited number of charge/discharge cycles and needs to be replaced from time to time.
Electric cars are still very expensive, mainly due to the high cost of batteries. The survey found that US and English consumers are reluctant to pay more for electric cars with a limited range, and this prevents a large transition from gasoline to battery-powered cars. However, as battery technology improves we can expect to see more battery-powered vehicles on the road. Larger production will result in lower rates.
Both petrol and electric cars have advantages and disadvantages. However, it is clear that our current use of oil is not sustainable (in terms of cost, availability, and pollution) and we will have to find a viable alternative soon. Currently, electrically powered vehicles offer the only option.