Differences Between Electric Cars and
You see them being
driven in the streets all the time. They don’t look something like a space
vehicle, just regular ordinary-looking cars. However, if you look closely,
you’ll realize that they are different. How do electric cars differ from
Number of Moving Parts – The
only moving part of an electric car is the rotor. An electric car has an
electric motor with a controller that controls all the functions such as
starts, stops, lights, radio, and air conditioner.
On the other hand,
a gas-powered vehicle has a gas tank, gas pump, gas engine, carburetor, and
alternator as moving parts.
Here’s a comparison
table of electric car parts and fuel vehicle parts:
Easier Service and Maintenance.
Since an electric
car has fewer moving parts, they are easier to maintain. You just need to
worry about cleaning the car and inspecting the tires for
wear and tear. No need to change the oil, air filter, and replenish the fluids.
An electric car also has a state-of-the art lead acid battery that is
virtually maintenance-free. The only downside is that the batteries are limited
and require periodic replacement. Battery replacement depends on usage mainly
because this is the primary source of energy.
Cheaper to Operate.
If we were to
compare the mileage with the cost of fuel or energy consumption, electric
vehicles are more cost-efficient.
Let’s say the cost of electricity is at 7
cents per kWh and the vehicle efficiency is at 3 miles per kWh. The electric
vehicle uses $1.00 for about 43 miles of mileage. However, a gas powered
vehicle with an average cost of $1.25 per gallon travels about 18 miles.
You see, electric cars go further at a
don’t use fuel. Therefore, no combustion takes place. This is why electric
cars do not have exhaust pipes because they do not
emit carbon monoxide
which is a by-product of fuel. Electric cars do not contribute to smog and
help minimise air pollution.
When you own an
electric vehicle, you don’t need to go out and fill up at a gas station. You
just need to plug your car into an AC socket overnight, and it will be ready to
use the next morning when you wake up.
There are also Level 2 charging stations
for electric vehicles that you can go to. Use PlugShare to check out public
EVSEs (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment).
cars don’t have too many engines, you can use the front and rear for storage.
Electric cars don’t emit as much heat as fuel engines, so it is safe to use the
storage space right next to the rotor.
vehicles are more reliable because they are not prone to explosions and
The batteries are located at the bottom of the car, so it has a
lower center of gravity and prevents the car from turning over.
Easy to Operate.
You don’t need
to shift electric cars because they don’t have a gearbox.
Speed and Acceleration.
vehicles have lower speed compared with gas powered vehicles. However, they
accelerate faster than fuel engines.
Why You Should Get Electric Vehicles.
As you see from the
differences above, you’ll notice that electric vehicles have plenty of useful
and beneficial features. The only challenge that EV owners face is that they
need to wait for their cars to charge up before they can use it.
On the other
hand, if you diligently charge your car when it’s parked, you don’t have to
worry about losing energy. You don’t even need to charge your car's battery to
use it fully.
You can easily manage your car’s usage and charge times depending
on the travel distance.
If you’re worried
about electricity bills, contact your electric service provider and sign up for
a different usage plan. Charge your cars at off-peak hours when power has
lesser demand and is cheaper.
Most EV owners have their own EVSE at home for
faster charging time. An EVSE converts the AC power into DC power for your EV.
You can also buy a portable EVSE if you are always on the go.
Electric cars are
the cars of the future. They are efficient, eco-friendly, easy to maintain, and
easy to use. You also save more money even though you consume electricity.
won’t have to worry about maintenance costs such as oil changes, air filter
changes, engine washes, and replenishing car fluids. All in all, you avoid many
expenses, and you also help lessen air pollution.
What do you think?
Are you ready to convert to an EV instead of the regular fuel car? Think about
it. If you are an EV user or know of people who use them, don’t hesitate to
share feedback with us. We’d love to hear your experiences with electric cars
and fuel engine cars.
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