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Electric Cars: The Future of Driving

| Articles | June 12, 2009

In the past few years, you will see that there has been a significant increase on the demand for electric cars. In fact, more and more people are now considering selling their old gasoline powered car and go electric. And, there are people who are now proud owners and drivers of electric cars.

So, just what is it with electric cars that a lot of people are now buying one for their own and is easily replacing conventional gasoline powered cars?

First of all, you have to consider the electric cars are more expensive than conventional cars. It is also slower and electric cars are also smaller in size compared to conventional gasoline powered cars. And, even though this is the case, a lot of people still prefer electric cars over gasoline powered cars.

The most popular reason for this fact is that electric cars are a lot cheaper to drive than gasoline powered cars. Why?

Although electric cars are more expensive to buy off the market, you will find that it will be a lot cheaper to own in the long run. This is basically because electric cars run purely on electricity. It doesn’t use gasoline, which means that you won’t have to stop by the gasoline station ever again. Just imagine how much money you will save by not purchasing gasoline in order to make your car run?

Electric cars are powered by an electric motor instead of your traditional internal combustion engine. The electric motor gets its power from the batteries installed in the electric car. Although you do need to charge the batteries, you will see that with today’s battery cell technology, a dollar’s worth of electricity will be able to get you a hundred miles with your electric car before you ever need to recharge the batteries again.

So, if you use your car everyday, you can easily add 30 dollars in your monthly electric bill, which is way better than spending a hundred dollars a month in gasoline. In the long run, you will see that electric cars are far cheaper than conventional gasoline powered cars.

You also have to keep in mind that cars that run on electricity are not a new concept. In fact, cars like this were invented ever since the first car was developed. The idea was scrapped because of the available battery cell technology. Thanks to the advancement of technology, it is now possible for cars to run on electricity through batteries and do so efficiently.

These cars are made with lighter materials, and are significantly smaller than conventional cars. This is a great way to get a good power to weight ratio, which will make the car go faster and also go farther than its predecessors. Although the electric cars existing today aren’t as fast or as powerful as cars with internal combustion engine, it does offer what most people want today, which is big savings.

In addition to that, electric cars do not emit harmful gas, which contribute to greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and ultimately global warming. Because of the environmental concerns that people have today, electric cars are fast becoming popular, especially to people who are concerned about the environment.

These reasons alone are enough to give you the conclusion that electric cars will surely be the future of driving. It won’t be long until you see that most people will start driving electric cars.

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