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Electric Cars Pros and Cons

February 19, 2020
electric cars

Electric cars have now emerged as the future of the automobile industry. With a wide range of global markets now capitalizing on the new trend, let’s take a look at why these cars might very well be the future we need.

Electric Car: Pros

Silent Speeders

An electric is both quiet and fast. This is in part due to the lack of an engine. The take-off times for these cars have oil engines beat at the starting lines. With the Tesla Model S being able to hit 60 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds. Another benefit is that these cars are quiet. Now, this has caused some issues in recent times due to the lack of awareness that small children and hearing impaired are able to have, but as for noise pollution and decibels, this car is like a phantom.

At Home Charging

Paying at the pump is a terrible way to spend money and your time. I’m not sure about your car, but current gas prices have me at $65 for a full tank. Owning an electric vehicle provides the freedom of the gas pump. Most electric cars on the road have a range of 200-300 miles per full charge. For those who decide to charge at their home, its a simple overnight process. For those looking to charge across the country, the ability to do that now exists.

Inexpensive to Operate

One of the most abundant resources in the world is electricity. It powers everything from your home to the Moon Rover. It is far more of an abundant resource than crude oil and fossil fuels. This has been a dramatic reason why many have decided to switch over to the EV side of the tracks. Where you are likely to spend upwards of 4 dollars in some places for a gallon of gas, you will be spending pennies in order to fully charge your battery.

Zero Emissions

In places like California where emissions standards are higher than the rest of the country, the focus on creating a better and more environmentally friendly transportation system has become the new norm. Emissions standards are in place in order to cut down pollutants in high-density areas. With electric cars, there are absolutely no emissions due to the lack of a fuel source. Combustions engines need to emit processed fuel through the tailpipe which causes smog and pollution. With electric cars, there is no engine to process anything thus nothing needs to be emitted.

Electric Cars: Cons

Range

Electric vehicles haven’t quite pushed the limits for range on a single charge. Thus the fear of not being able to charge the car in time can creep into a driver’s mindset. The average car currently on the road can get between 125-300 miles per charge. This depends on how the car is being driven. With the 2020 line focusing on this issue, there won’t be many issues in the long term. The current models are putting a staggering 300 miles per charge as their base.

Refueling Times Are Long

If you are charging via your house adapter, then you are planning an overnight charge. The process can take upwards to 13 hours. With supercharger stations across the US, the process can take upwards to 30-minutes. This, again will not be an issue in the long run but has turned away some potential buyers. With the industry continuing to grow, the potential for having an electric car charging station on every street corner may, in fact, be a reality.

High Cost

The general cost of electric cars is high. While many others have found themselves their dream car, many will still be left searching for a used market when that begins to emerge. Speaking of a used market, good luck seeing that happen anytime soon. While most new electric cars are of the first generation being rolled out by Tesla, the rest of the auto manufacturing world has just released its first wave of all-electric vehicles. These typically will run substantially higher as the market does not fully accommodate alternative fuels.

Lack Of Choice Among Models

Up until the end of 2019, the number of models that were available to the public were slim. With Nissan releasing its “Leaf” series, the only real major player in the game was Tesla. Tesla cars can be expensive and their general demographic doesn’t necessarily see fit for the working man. With 2020 now officially here, most automotive industries are trying to create an electric industry that they can dig their feet into and stay there. For instance: Hummer. These guys were the ultimate gas-guzzling SUV all-road vehicles. Now, they have achieved what many other manufacturers wish they could. Having a massive 1,000 horsepower engine with 11,5000 lb-ft of towing capabilities. The Hummer went from one of the most ineffective vehicles on the market to one of the coolest, cleanest and meanest one.

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