Electric Cars Pros and Cons Essay

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An electric vehicle is an automobile that is propelled by one electric motor or more, using electrical energy stored in batteries or another energy storage device. Some electric vehicles run one hundred percent on electricity, while others (hybrid electric vehicles) run partly on electricity and partly on some other fuel such as gas or diesel. Using electric vehicles that run one hundred percent on electricity would reduce the total primary energy consumed for personal transportation. There are more than 150,000 electric vehicles companies all over the world who construct and sell all kinds of electric vehicles. When selecting a vehicle, electric vehicles are the wise choice.
Electric vehicles are a wise choice because they are
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In this case, the electric Telsa Model S would be less expensive. When it comes to the Ford Focus, the better way to go would be the gas-powered engine but when it comes to Mercedes, an electric version would save you a lot more money. It all depends on the brand and model of a vehicle. Nick Chambers believes that if you own an electric vehicle, your yearly fuel bill will drop immensely (1). This means that it would be cheaper to continually be charging your vehicle rather than filling it up with gas. If you were to switch from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric vehicle, your yearly fuel bill would go from about $1400 to $350. At 27 cents per kwh, which is currently the most expensive in the US, you will be paying half as much per mile in “fuel” costs as your average family sedan at $3 per gallon. On top of that you wouldn’t have to get any oil changes which cost $30 every three to four months. Also since the US average electricity rate is at 12 cents per kwh, you would be paying a quarter as much for “fuel costs” compared to gas powered vehicles. Cars Direct claims that gas powered vehicles are big money savers (1). This means that if you were to compare prices for gas-powered vehicles and electric vehicles, the electric vehicle would be cheaper in the end. Electric vehicle manufactures claim that their vehicles require $0.01 to $0.02 a mile to operate. With gas operating vehicles, buying gas is a never ending process and since gas prices are always

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