Time and technology have gifted us with numerous things which have made our lives easier and smoother. Vehicles are one of them. However, everything has its price! The fuel which is used in the vehicles has caused a huge amount of damage in terms of the environment. The diesel, petrol and the gasoline which are used causes environmental pollution and today we have come to a point where something seriously needs to be done about it! Considering the deadly effect of these fossil fuels to our environment, one can only imagine what damage they have caused ever since the motor car was launched. Right from the early days, these were used as fuels.
During the early days, the uses of cars were confined to a certain geographical area. However, with time, and considering their utilities, they have spread to all over the world. This has caused a global crisis which needs to be addressed immediately. So, what are the options we have? We simply cannot afford to abandon cars! That would be like going back to hundreds of years!
Thankfully, it is science and technology that has helped us to come up with a solution to this problem! The electric cars are the most recent developments in the domain of car industry. So, what exactly is an electric car? It is an automobile where one or more than one electricity driven motors are used to propel it. In these cars, electric energy is used which are stored in batteries which are rechargeable. Besides, they can be stored in other storage devices as well. An instant torque is given to the cars by these electric motors which offer a smooth and strong acceleration. Tesla by Elon Musk is the most innovative company in the electric cars these days.
What makes Electric Cars Special?
There are a couple of reasons which have made electric cars the vehicles for the coming generation. As a matter of fact, they are already being used and some significant differences could be noticed in comparison to the fuel driven cars. Here are a couple of things which would help you understand the benefits of electric cars:
Environment-Friendly: These cars are the best options when it comes to not harming the environment. They don’t emit harmful and deadly elements which are not only dangerous for the health of the people around but at the same time affects the environment in an adverse way. Besides, there are other aspects which have made these cars environment-friendly:
- Less Pollution: This is one of the main benefits of the electric cars. They emit a staggering amount of 66% less carbon dioxide compared to the one which runs on diesel or petrol
- Eco-Friendly: Biobased and eco-friendly materials are being used in these cars.
- Renewable Energy: The electricity which is used in these cars is derived from the renewable sources like wind, solar and geothermal. As a result of this, the pollution emissions are being reduced to a great extent. The energy used by these cars are 100% renewable
- Recyclable Battery: The batteries used in the electronic cars are recyclable
Cheaper: When it comes to the running cost, these cars are much cheaper compared to the ones which run on diesel and petrol. The cost of electricity that is required is one-third of the cost of running per mile/kilometre on petrol
Low Maintenance Cost: Compared to the conventional cars which run on diesel or petrol, a BEV or a battery electric vehicle has a much lesser number of moving parts. When it comes to servicing costs it is much lesser compared to the traditional ones. These cars do not have the followings:
- Exhaust systems
- Starter Motors
- Injection Systems, and
Health Benefits: The fact that these cars emit a considerably lesser amount of carbon dioxide means that they are lesser harmful to health, compared to the ones which run on petrol and diesel. These cars generate very low noise and hence they won’t cause any noise pollution either
Safety Improvements: Recent findings have revealed that there are a couple of features available in the electric cars which can improve the safety. These cars have a low centre of gravity which makes them lesser susceptible to rolling over. They are also less likely to catch fire and are safe from any kind of explosions.
These are some of the importance of the electric vehicles which have made them the transport for future. These cars are yet to be launched in bulk in the market; however, the planning, designing and production process is underway.