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Are electric cars the future?

“Electric cars use electricity, generating less CO2 emissions than conventional cars do. The industry and the governments in the world aim to stimulate the global shift to these greener cars.”

1) Battery

 Unlike conventional cars powered by gasoline or diesel, electric cars generally run on electricity stored in their battery. Lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars can be recharged by connecting them to an external electrical outlet. Owners can charge their car at home by installing a charging point, or at a commercial charging station. The driving range of most electric vehicles averages around 200miles(322km) per charge, which is sufficient for daily commutes. Moreover, in recent years, with the development of technology, the distance per single charge continues to increase, automakers are making electric cars that can go 300 miles or more.

There are many apps available on the market that will help you locate the nearest commercial charging stations.


2) Emissions

 Electric cars produce lower tailpipe emissions than conventional vehicles do. However, some fear that manufacturing an electric car battery would generate more CO2 emissions than building a traditional vehicle would. To tackle this issue, electric vehicle manufacturers have been taking various steps, including the reduced use of environmentally harmful forms of energy in plants. Despite its drawback during the production stage, electric cars still produce far less harmful emissions than gas-powered cars do over their lifespan. Kia is one of the automakers that have been making huge efforts to go electric.


3) Maintenance costs

 The initial cost of an electric car tends to be higher than that of a petroleum-fueled car. But the running costs is what an electric car outshines a fossil fuel car. With conventional cars, engine maintenance can cause you to spend a considerable sum of money on changing the engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid, and belts. For electric vehicles, such costs disappear because of the absence of internal combustion engines. The most significant possible maintenance expense for them occurs when replacing a battery pack. However, the manufacturer's battery warranty covers the cost in most cases. On top of this, buyers and owners of electric vehicles throughout the world are entitled to tax credits or incentives. In an effort to make our future greener, many countries have introduced environmental charges on fossil fuel consumption, which causes an extra burden on the traditional car drivers.