The Benefits of Owning an Electric Vehicle!

The Benefits of Owning an Electric Vehicle!

It’s no surprise that Electric Vehicles are great for the environment as they have no emissions. But that’s not all there is to know about them. EVs can be an exciting and interesting choice of ride and clearly, it is the future of automobiles.

If you want to cut costs & make a sustainable living, an EV is your first choice. It can also be a lot of fun to drive Electric cars as they feel faster because they don’t have gears. So, you’ll get instant power when you accelerate. Plus, no revving sounds, and much quieter.

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It is also necessary to know that hybrids & plug-in hybrids work differently from electric cars.

In hybrids, the electric motor is supplementary to the main engine. It stores energy by converting kinetic to electric energy when the brakes are applied. The battery is utilized for only short distances & adds to fuel efficiency.

Plug-in hybrids have larger batteries & are charged from electric outlets. They use gas only at high speeds, steep slopes, or when the battery is out of charge.

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Electric cars have electric motors & batteries and solely rely on it to travel around 250-300 miles before it needs to be charged.

Electric cars are equipped with one-pedal driving- stop and go with only the accelerator. It uses the mechanism of regenerative braking, i.e. when you take your foot off the accelerator; the motor uses the kinetic energy of the car moving (slowing down) to recharge the battery. No energy is lost with an EV!

To be practical, on a highway, cars on gas prove to be efficient but for city traffic and everyday drives, EVs give excellent efficiency & even exceed their range estimates.

Electric vehicles are a cost saver!

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Worried about rising gas prices? Not with an EV! They have lower maintenance costs. Electric motors & batteries require much less care compared to gas engines. Plus city driving does not require added charging time.

Pre-planning is key with an electric vehicle. Depending on your choice of adventure, i.e. a city drive, a long drive, a drive on a hot or cool day, etc. you may need to plan early.

You may feel anxious about finding charging stations for longer drives. Luckily, the federal government realizes the importance of going electric and is working on plans to grow the charging network nationally. There are over 2,900 charging stations & over 8,000 charging ports and growing in Ontario.

There are several apps available like PlugShare, ChargeHub, ChargePoint, etc. which help locate Charging stations.

Electric vehicles are the future! They are a part of the sci-fi world we imagine and see in movies. They will help in saving the environment & giving you a whole new world of experiences.

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