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How You Will Save a Lot of Money by Owning and Driving an Electric Car

| Articles | December 25, 2009

In today’s economy, we have to face the fact that we need to save money for emergencies. With the way the economy is performing nowadays, you really can’t exaggerate when it comes to saving money. This is also one of the reasons why more and more people are now selling their old gasoline powered cars and are buying electric cars.

So, just how can electric cars make you save a lot of money?

For starters, electric cars run purely on electricity. This means that if you own and drive an electric car, you no longer have to buy gasoline or any other petroleum products ever again in order for you to power your car or make your car run.

This is the main advantage of electric cars. So, just how do electric cars work?

Basically, electric cars work by using electricity to make the wheels of the car roll. It’s really very much like your battery-operated RC car but on a larger scale. Just think of it as a large RC car where you have batteries for power and that you can actually ride in it. Also, instead of using a remote control to make the car go forward or reverse or turn or stop, you control the car just like your average gasoline powered car.

You need to understand that electric cars are not a new concept. In fact, this concept has existed since the first car was developed. The idea of electric car was scrapped back in those days because the technology for efficient battery and lighter materials for the car’s body still didn’t exist.

It took hours upon hours to charge the batteries and the power to weight ration for the car was really terrible. Electric cars in the past were expensive and it wasn’t really as practical as gasoline powered cars.

Even today, gasoline powered cars are still more powerful than electric cars. But, because of the unstable price of gasoline and also because of the recent global economic crisis, the electric car idea was resurrected as some people may describe it.

Initially, electric cars were developed because of the growing concerns for the environment and also global warming. However, because of the financial crisis that the whole world is experiencing today, electric cars are now becoming very popular among a lot of people.

Unlike in the past, electric cars today are now equipped with the latest battery cell technology, which really made it more efficient and also a lot more practical. In addition to that, electric cars are now made a lot smaller and are also made with lighter materials. Combine this with powerful electric motor and state of the art battery cell technology, you will have a good power to weight ratio.

Today, you will see that you will not only save money on gasoline if you own electric cars. The batteries are so efficient that a single charge that will cost you a dollar on your electric bill will now be able to take you a hundred miles or even more.

And, because the federal government is encouraging people to buy electric or hybrid cars, you will also enjoy tax breaks offered by the government for people who own and use electric cars.

As you can see, electric cars can really help you save a lot of money. As an added bonus, you will also contribute to the well-being of the environment and also help stop the effects of global warming. These are the benefits of owning and using an electric car. It won’t be long in the future that you will see that more and more people will now start using electric cars as their primary vehicle for transportation.

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