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Electric Cars and the Advantages It Can Give When You Drive One

| Articles | June 8, 2009

Although fuel prices weren’t as high as it was before a couple of years ago, you have to consider that with the looming global financial crisis, the low gasoline prices will really not last that long. This is why more and more people are looking for an alternative when it comes to saving money on fuel. This is also why more and more people are going green.

When it comes to personal transportation or cars, increasing numbers of people are now considering selling their old gasoline engine vehicle and buy a purely electric powered vehicle that they can drive from home to school, work, or shopping centers.

Basically, there are two ways to own an electric car. You can try converting your gasoline powered car in to an electric car or you can just buy an electric car.

You need to understand that electric cars use electric motors instead of an internal combustion engine. To power the electric motor, the car will also be equipped with batteries. These batteries are state of the art and today, you will find that electric cars have batteries that are lighter, smaller and have larger capacity when it comes to storing electricity. In addition to that, these batteries can be charged rather quickly.

In fact, some electric cars today are equipped with state of the art batteries that it can be fully charged while you eat lunch during a long trip. Most electric cars today can be charged with a simple home outlet, which is very convenient for everyone.

After a day at the office, you can simply charge your car in your garage using your conventional electric outlet to connect your car to a power source to recharge and get it ready for another day of commute.

The great thing about electric cars today is that it is built to be lighter. Because the batteries as well as the body of the car itself are lighter than its predecessors, efficiency is maximized.

You need to understand that electric cars are not entirely a new concept. In fact, some of the first cars were electric. However, the batteries back in those days were not really very effective in storing electricity. And, you need to charge it for many hours before you can use the car again.

Electric cars run purely on electricity. Although there are hybrid electric cars that run on both electricity and gasoline, you will find that more and more companies are not developing cars that run purely on electricity. Electric cars may be more expensive than conventional cars when you buy it off the showroom. However, when you think about the savings that you will get with electric cars, you will find that it will be worth every penny owning one.

Aside from the fuel savings that you will enjoy with electric cars, you will also enjoy tax breaks or tax incentives offered by the federal government for people who owns and drive electric cars. Some states even offer exemption from car pool lane rules for people driving electric cars.

Electric cars will not just enable you to save a lot of money on tax breaks and fuel, but you will also find that you will also be able to contribute to the environment by having a car that does not emit pollution and contribute to global warming. These are the advantages of electric cars.

So, the next time you are ever in the market for cars, you may want to consider buying an electric car.

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