There was a time when electric vehicles were merely novelty to be scoffed at and ridiculed — however, advancements in technology have turned this once obscure idea into a viable vehicle option.
Longer Drives for Less Charge Time
A car that runs on a lithium-ion battery system can go up to 300 miles on a full charge — certainly enough for day-to-day office commute. Charging times usually take 3–4 hours using a typical home charger. Away from your home, public charging stations are also multiplying in number.
There are close to 20,000 charging stations in the US, and that number is continually rising. Major car manufacturers are launching their own electric vehicles by 2019, increasing demand for more charging stations.
Comparable Speeds with Less Noise
An electric vehicle (EV) performs as well as a standard vehicle under normal driving conditions. With speeds reaching 150 mph, an EV can provide you with speed well above normal speed limits.
In the city, an EV can even be superior to its counterparts in terms of acceleration, stability and control. It manages to perform comparably well against other cars while producing no smoke and minimal noise.
Energy Efficiency and Carbon Emissions
More than 60 percent of the electricity in the US still comes from fossil fuels. Indirectly, EVs still burn fossil fuels, but not as much as a standard vehicle. An EV doesn’t belch out pollutants in the air as you drive, and advancement in alternative energy can further lower its indirect carbon footprint.
EVs have come far from the novelty it once was. They are great options for day-to-day city driving and won’t come short on long trips. Technology is getting better, and batteries are getting cheaper and more efficient by the day. The dream of smokeless roads is becoming a reality.