Electric vehicles can reshape the transportation industry in the United States, drastically cutting carbon emissions and clearing the way for significant climate progress.
Transport is the highest-emitting sector in the country and soon worldwide, producing 28 percent of all carbon emissions back in 2018. Electric Vehicles could transform this high-emissions sector into a more positive division.
A study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists in 2015 shows that in the United States, EVs generate half or less than half of the emissions of comparable gasoline-powered cars from manufacturing to disposal.
That is the most valid reason you should switch to driving an EV instead of a traditional car.
1. Zero to Low Emissions
The average EV in the US today produces the emissions equivalent of a gasoline car that gets 73 miles per gallon. EVs' emissions performance is set to only improve as wind and solar power displace coal-fired electricity generation. Even when the electricity used to fuel an EV comes from the dirtiest coal-dominated grid in the US still, EVs produce less global warming pollution than conventional cars.
2. Saves You Money
Once you’ve chosen to drive an EV, the day-to-day running costs are significantly lower than if you were to drive a petrol or diesel model. EVs can also save you on maintenance costs since they do not require oil changes, spark plugs, or timing belts, and unlike gasoline motors, they require no routine maintenance.
3. Gives A Better Driving Experience
Driving an EV gives you a very smooth drive. The only noise it makes is a faint whirring sound, so this means comfort is immense inside the cabin. The only thing you will hear on the road is tire, wind, and road noise, and all three of these will be minimal.
4. More Convenient
Instead of searching for a gasoline station with the lowest prices, you can charge at home at a cheaper and much more predictable cost. It’s estimated that charging an electric car at home fully will cost just a few pounds, which is much less than the cost to fill a car to cover the same range of mileage.
5. Fuel Economy
EVs typically achieve a better fuel economy and have lower fuel costs than similar conventional vehicles. Using oil causes an array of problems, and transportation relies on oil as the dominant energy source. Electric cars offer the potential to disrupt this status quo relationship between transportation and oil and offer a cleaner, better way to fuel rides for everyone.