The automobile market is booming right now. A dozen new models, at least, are set to be released by the idle of next year, with many more in the pipeline for a little later release. Taking pride of place among the lot are the electric vehicles. Now this is more than just a fad or an experiment; electric cars are not inexpensive to manufacture, and companies have certainly done their market research before embarking on such a huge venture. That means that people are actually opting for electric cares right now. In this article, let us find out what makes electric cars the next big thing in the automobile market.
Better for the environment
First of all, and most importantly, electric cars will help us combat the very monster that is threatening the well being of the world at present- global warming. Cars that use fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel to run emit significant amounts of greenhouse gases that lead to air pollution and increase the temperature of the earth. The more these cars are used, the more will the air will be polluted. And harm to the environment means that there will be even more drastic climate changes, fewer and fewer areas will retain their breathability, and the entire ecosystem will be irrevocably compromised.
Better for your health
Compromising the climate comes with more immediate side effects than the ones listed above. A poor breathability rating of the air will lead to a huge number of related illnesses, such as asthma, heart diseases, and even some forms of cancer. According to a World Health Organization estimate, around 3 million premature deaths are caused by air pollution each year. Add to that the expense of treating expensive illnesses that are bred by air pollution, and you will be surprised at how many electric cars you could buy with that kind of money. Using electric cars will help us combat all of these.
Inexpensive in the long run
You are probably a tad hesitant to buy the new electric car because it seems like a bigger pocket pinch at one go than you are prepared for. But before you give it a pass and opt for the trusty old fuel-guzzler, take out a pen and do some math. How much do you pay for fuel each day? You are probably keeping a car for yourself, one for the spouse or partner, and another one is on the cards once the kid turns 16. You are paying for fuel for at least two right now, and will probably be paying for one more in the near future. Add to that the maintenance charges and the cost of servicing for the bumps and dents it gets from minor accidents every now and then. EVs, on the other hand, are smart cars that will not budge unless the road is clear, require little upkeep, and run on electricity. Electric cars will, in the long run, cost a lot less than your biofuel powered car, even after adding in the electricity cost incurred in charging.
They are so safe
When was the last time that you drove and felt completely relaxed at the end of it? If you are living in an urban population, you will be no stranger to ultra-congested streets, with honking drivers who make you want to step on your gas pedal and go on a vehicular rage spree. A decent parking spot is hard to find with cars standing nose to bumper all the way; you think there is a decent enough space, but bum into another car while trying to maneuver yours into the spot. Bumping into cars on the street is a given anyway. Buying an electric car will rid you of all these worries. They are mostly smart cars, which means they will take control on the streets, moving in accordance with the traffic rate, road conditions, nearby vehicles, and road signs.
Oh, the silence!
Let us not forget one of the biggest joys that driving an electric car gives us: the ability to drive soundlessly. Well, almost. While not all electric cars are as silent as the Batmobile, even the most average model has infinitely better acoustics than the best fuel-driven vehicle. There is none of the sound you get from keeping the diesel engine in working condition and not exploding, and your test drive will probably have you constantly wondering f you are moving at all.
Electric cars are the next best thing to hit the markets this year and the next. Although they have been around for over a decade now, the rage is only just catching on. Just take a look at the EVs the A-list stars in Hollywood are driving right now.