Why We Love Electric Cars (And You Should, Too!)

Tue, 1/23/2018 - 10:53 pm by Kirsten Rincon

Charging an Electric Car

Although electric cars provide obvious environmental benefit, public opinion is still divided – mostly because of the range of associated anxiety issues and lack of commercial viability. But, over the past couple of years, interest in electric vehicles has started to increase significantly. This can be attributed gasoline taking a bigger bite out of our wallets and a growing concern for the environment. Though, the number of electric car-lovers is increasing, a widespread adoption of electric cars is yet to happen. There are still a lot of drivers who are convinced that traditional, gasoline-powered cars will always out-power and over-shadow.

To change their minds, we’ve created the following list of compelling reasons as to why we love electric cars:

Electric Cars Can Help The Environment
This is one of the most important benefits of electric cars. If the number of electric cars on the road increases substantially, it will reduce air pollution considerably. Gasoline-powered cars are one of the largest contributors to air pollution, so if they are replaced by electric cars, air quality will be largely improved, which will also be great for people’s health.

They Help You Save Money
With gas prices constantly rising, buying an electric car is a great way to save a lot of money in the long run. Compared to gasoline, the cost of electricity is minuscule, and considering that fuel costs make up a large portion of the total cost of owning a car, this is an excellent financial benefit.

Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil
America has been relying on foreign oil for a long time, which has a huge negative impact on the country’s economy. The incredible amounts of imported oil are a major contributor to the nation’s foreign trade deficit, which prevents further economic growth, and makes the economy more vulnerable.

Electric Cars Are Much Quieter

In addition to air pollution, noise pollution is another problem that the use of gasoline-powered cars creates, especially in densely populated urban areas. Noise pollution causes various health issues, such as cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, and hearing loss, to name a few. Electric cars are extremely quiet, so they can help improve people’s health, and as a result, reduce medical costs. They also don’t generate as much vibration as conventional cars do, meaning they provide a far more comfortable ride.

Lower Maintenance Costs
Thanks to the fact that electric cars have fewer moving parts than gasoline- and diesel-powered cars, their maintenance costs are lower. There is no need to be changing oil or transmission fluid, the exhaust system does not need to be replaced, and brake wear won’t be an issue like with conventional cars, because of regenerative braking.

Hopefully, these reasons will help convince the sceptics. Either way, don’t let popular opinion stop you from the savings and environmental benefit that come with an electric car.