More and more people today have a lot of questions about electric cars and find themselves faced with a lack of understanding about the advantages and disadvantages of these innovative vehicles. There is much to be said about electric cars, with regard to the environment, but still much that is not easily understood by most.
Sales of electric cars continue to grow each year. These popular modern vehicles that run on gas and battery, are expected sometime in the decade ahead to make up a large percentage of annual vehicle sales in the United States. If you are someone who is interested in learning more about these cars, or perhaps are in the market to purchase an electric vehicle, then these simple but important facts may be helpful.
IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW
Pros – For starters, electric vehicles have far fewer moving components and parts that would require any type of maintenance, making overall maintenance costs quite a bit lower than those for typical vehicles. The most primary component of an electric vehicle is that of the shaft which typically requires little to, more often than not, no maintenance at all. The battery in an electric vehicle is sealed and again maintenance free. But, like any other car battery, will require replacement periodically. Finally, the cost of running an electric vehicle is drastically less than vehicles that run on gasoline.
One obvious benefit an electric car is the simple fact that there is no longer a need to purchase gasoline any longer. In addition, there are no annoying engine noises to concern you since there is actually no engine in the vehicle, and they require very little upkeep and maintenance.
Many owners of electric cars seem to share the same sentiment in that they are extremely safe, convenient, and provide great acceleration. And each vehicle comes with monthly software updates that further enhance the features and functionality.
Cons – One of the biggest downsides for many individuals, when considering the purchase of an
electric car, is affordability. There are many people who feel that the cost is far too high.
Other common concerns about electric vehicles are the lack of charging stations readily available, and the driving range factor. Many consumers fear that their electric vehicles will run out of power well in advance of their capability to recharge it. However, it is expected that an increased number of charging stations will be put in place in the very near future, all across the country. And Tesla plans to have vehicles available soon, which can travel 500+ miles before recharging.
HOW DO ELECTRIC CARS HELP THE ENVIRONMENT?
Transportation is by far one of the biggest sources of carbon monoxide pollution in our country today. With that said, electric cars can most assuredly contribute to a reduced dependency on petroleum and foreign oil. Not only does driving an electric car protect the environment, but it also contributes to a solution to energy concerns. Further, they can, over time, lower the costs incurred by maintenance and overall ownership. Today, people can actually invest in used electric cars which, as we all know, cost significantly less than new ones.
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Individuals in the market for electric cars can always turn to Gervais Electric, Inc. to provide you with the insight needed about Tesla vehicles. Or if you require a Tesla home charging installation, we are definitely the team for you. Call us today and one of our staff will schedule your consultation, service, or installation appointment. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with only the best all round electrical services!