Why electric cars are becoming more popular
October 17, 2018
Electric cars are not a new idea. They’ve come many times over the years, but they haven’t stayed. Today’s concerns about global warming and gasoline spending may have finally changed that. Several big companies are realizing the possibilities of offering a clean car and have added hybrid cars to their production lists.
One of the biggest obstacles, the scope, has been a major deterrent to the purchase and development of these cars. Research into battery cells has finally overcome most of this hurdle. New batteries are smaller, stronger, more durable and recharge faster than ever before.
Less weight and more power equals more range. It may even be possible to make a trip and charge the battery while stopping for lunch with the faster-charging models.
There are many advantages to driving an electric car, and even hybrid cars offer great benefits. The ones listed below are the best known:
Easier maintenance: There are fewer moving parts in an electric motor than in a gasoline engine. Fewer parts mean easier maintenance (fewer parts to break). In addition, with electric cars, oil changes are a thing of the past.
Tax Benefits: The federal government has been giving tax credits to anyone who buys a new electric or hybrid car since 2006 – $3,500 can be obtained for certain models. The tax credits go toward the resulting tax liability; they reduce it directly rather than just reducing gross revenue.
Cleaner car running: Electric cars are 100% emission-free – in industry, they are known as zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Because they do not burn gasoline or diesel fuel, polluting exhaust gases are not poured into our air and heat is not radiated from the engine.
Better Fuel Efficiency: Producing, transporting and refining petroleum fuels is more expensive than producing electricity. There are many renewable sources of electricity, such as solar panels and wind mills. Gasoline prices have gone crazy, if we use less, the price will go down.
A cleaner environment: The process of pumping oil from the ground, then transporting it from one continent to another and refining it into usable form creates other harmful effects. For example, abandoned equipment and wellheads fouling the landscape.
Quieter: Electric cars do not require the ignition of explosive fuel, such as gasoline engines, to make the car move; therefore, they are much quieter. Sometimes the loudest noise for these cars is the wheels rolling. Imagine our cities without the sounds of cars and trucks to understand another benefit of electric cars.
Less Dangerous: Because the car does not carry 15 gallons of gasoline, it is much safer. Even in small accidents, fuel lines can break. Gas engines are also unsafe in operation due to the high temperature at which they operate. The radiators of gas cars are subjected to extreme pressure due to the boiling water inside. These dangerous temperatures under high pressure have caused many people to be marked for life.
The radiator fan can also cause serious injuries. Every year, thousands of family pets are killed by these fans because the animal has dragged itself to the engine to warm up.
Use the existing infrastructure: Our country already has electric grids that reach every city. Electric cars can be charged anywhere. Hydrogen supply sites, another idea for clean fuel burning, require the construction of a new infrastructure that could cost billions.
Parking and HOV lanes: Some cities have granted electric and hybrid cars an exemption from carpooling requirements that restrict access to HOV lanes. Other incentives that cities have offered are free parking by the metre and in paid lots.
The safety of our country: By reducing our need for foreign oil, we will stop supporting regimes in third world countries that do not care about our interests. There may no longer be reason to wage war in the Middle East and lose our soldiers who defend other countries.