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7 Ways an Electric Car is Better Than a Gas Powered Vehicle

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One of the best ways to reduce your carbon emissions and contribute to a healthier planet is to reconsider what you’re driving. Vehicles emit a lot of carbon emissions that are harmful to the planet. Switching your car to an electric one is a great investment. Before you head to the showroom or order online, there are some important things to consider. 

Owning an electric car has enormous benefits, and the car technology is very cool, but it’s a bit different than owning a gas-powered vehicle. Here are 7 ways that an electric car is better than a gas-powered vehicle. 

No More Oil Changes That Use Fossil Fuels

Great news, owning an electric car means that you don’t need to do the same maintenance that you need to complete with a gas-powered vehicle. This means that you no longer need to set aside time or money for regular oil changes. Although, you will want to save up cash for anything your warranty won’t cover on an electric car.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint When You Charge Your Battery Instead of Buying Gas

Charging a battery every day means that you need a place to easily charge it. While there are charging stations at more and more gas stations, workplaces, and around cities, having one at home will also be convenient. An electric car needs around 8 hours to fully charge if the battery is completely depleted. It’s a different habit than stopping at a gas station and it can take some time to create the new habit when you first start driving your electric car. But the cost to charge the battery can save you thousands of dollars per year over using gasoline instead. And your new electric car will give you a much lower carbon footprint when you drive it daily. 

They Are Very Very Quiet

Has anyone ever snuck up on you? Imagine a car sneaking up on you. That’s what it’s like to drive an electric car. They are so sneaky that you won’t even know they are coming. While this might sound cool and something like out of a spy movie, the truth is that car noises help notify people around you that you’re coming. This can help pedestrians and other cars get out of the way if needed. To help with this problem, new electric cars come with sound as a feature. 

Electric Cars Have a Better Turn Radius Than Traditional Cars

You no longer need to think that an electric car is a glorified golf cart. Instead, they are fast, efficient cars that have been designed to move in distinct ways. Electric cars even have a better turn radius than regular cars. This means that when you need to get around tight corners, you’ll have a better chance in an electric car than a gas-powered one.

They Are Excellent For Everyday Driving

Right now, an average electric car will only go 200 miles or so before they need to be fully charged again. And it takes around 8 hours for the batteries in the car to get charged up. For most people who work close to home, this isn’t a big deal. You simply would plug your car in at night in your electric vehicle charging station. Then, you can wake up to a full charge. When you want to take a road trip, this can cause a bit of anxiety. Fortunately, most gas stations now have charging stations, so if you plan ahead, you shouldn’t run out of battery juice even on a long road trip.

They Are Heavier Than Regular Cars

Have you ever felt a car battery? Think about the last time you had to change out the battery in your own car. Now imagine your car has multiple battery packs just so it can run. These weigh a lot and the structure required to contain them also weighs a lot. These factors combined make electric cars a lot heavier than any typical vehicle of a similar size and make them easier to maneuver than other cars. 

Temperature Matters

Just like people, when it’s too hot or too cold, electric cars can get a little fussy. While they like temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit the best, you can still drive them in extreme temperatures. You’ll notice some differences, however. In average temperatures like 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll experience normal driving ranges. But when it’s hot outside and you can cook an egg on the road, the battery life will be diminished a bit. You’ll also notice a loss of battery life when it’s freezing outside, but with a gas-powered car you would experience similar issues.

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