New design and reworks of electric cars has just set a fruitful ground to allow us the fateful leap to a noble initiative against petrol cars. Until now, many myths have waited to be busted in order to make people see that electric cars are the future, and that future is coming sooner than we expected.
We might think that these beasts are only roar and no show, but newer models keep on amazing people with their capabilities that these little electric cars can pack. It is no wonder that people are already making a switchover to electrically driven cars.
Electricity Killed the Car
It is believed that because we will have more and more outlets used as chargers for our cars which will eventually fry the grid. But, contrary to popular belief, there is almost a zero possibility for any blackout happening as there are experts already working on the grid to make it safe for charging electric cars.
Even though it might seem that so many plugged in electric cars would suck dry the grid and make your electricity bill skyrocket, rest assured it will not. It will be still cheaper to charge your car overnight than to fill her up with petrol. However, be careful not to fall prey that cheap fuel will mean cheap driving as well, if nothing else, cheaper fuel could boost public transport.
More Electricity Means More Gas Emissions
Charging so many cars on the grid would mean that we will have to produce more and more electricity, which is true to a point, but it will certainly not increase the gas emissions as we will be able to use renewable sources more and more, effectively cutting back on pollution. Moreover, electric cars have little to no hazardous gas emissions.
If the grid system will get cleaner, so will the electric cars as well. As soon as we start using electric cars more, it will be possible to further evolve batteries and their lifetime as well.
Electric Cars Favor the Rich
Unfortunately, for now, the price tag of an average electric car does exceed that of a petrol car, but governments are ready to offer credits and ease packets for eager buyers so that drivers can make the switch more easily. And also let us remember that a while ago when expensive products came out, their prices dropped over the course of the coming years. We will have to wait out for the prices to drop to a reasonable sum.
Running Out of Juice in the Middle of a Drive
Battery life is the main concern for any electric car, and yes charging takes almost all night, but even if you do worry about losing power in the middle of the road, you have nothing to worry about. New battery technologies are being developed at a greater pace than ever. In the future there will be specialized outlets throughout cities which will allow cars to be charged so that you can keep on driving.
Furthermore, technology already exists and prototypes are created of cars which are charged on the road – through their tyres! If governments manage to finance the road infrastructure necessary for this technology to work, soon all we’ll need to do to power our cars is to buy tyres which are compatible with our car.
It is worth noting that most electric cars are equipped with batteries that could let you drive for at least 300km. All in all, electric cars will fare extremely well with city driving as well as with longer journeys.