Electric cars vs Fuel cars in Australia
Electric cars have become very popular in the recent years and there is plenty of reason for it. If you are looking to get a new car, you more than likely have considered buying an electric car. Let’s explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of buying an electric car.
Electric Cars Advantages
No or less gas – The most important thing that you will notice is that your car requires no gas if it is fully electric. Even with hybrid cars you will notice a far lower gas requirement than with other cars.
Eco-Friendly – Being friendly to the environment is important. With an electric car your driving is better for the environment and those around you. Some countries, states, or local governments will give you benefits for driving eco-friendly vehicles.
Quieter Vehicles – Gas powered vehicles are loud. The combustion that powers the car makes noise as you move down the road. With electric cars you are near silent, especially for those that are fully electric.
Cheaper Over Time – Electric cars are cheaper to operate over time because they are recharged with electricity and not gasoline. Electricity prices around the world are typically cheaper. Maintenance costs are also typically reduced due to the lack of gasoline.
Electric Cars Disadvantages
Recharging – It probably has already run through your mind but there aren’t too many charge points available. This is changing though. More and more outlets are appearing around the world for electric cars.
Reduced Range – When you are driving an electric car you can’t go as far as you can with a gas-powered car. This is because the amount of batteries required to go an equal distance is not realistic. Most electric cars can get you back and forth from work, to the store, and the like.
Battery Changing - Almost all batteries start to ware out, that includes car batteries. If you have an electric car, you will find that the batteries need to be changed after about 3 to 10 years depending on the car.
Higher Cost – The base models of many electric vehicles cost more than their fuel alternatives.
Switching to driving an electric car can make big differences in your life. You will save money and you can feel good about it at the same time.