The past decade is marked by the sudden and yet expected rise of electric cars. And while the electric cars are known for at least a century, their recent development and significant upgrades have turned them into the ultimate cars of the future. From veterans like Mercedes to fresh faces like Tesla and Aspark - the for creating the perfect alternative to the conventional vehicles is just beginning.
But why this sudden rush? For years people are trying to create the perfect vehicle - economical, environmental friendly and reliable at the same. It's no secret that the battle for a clean air is at its peak. The emissions from petrol and diesel engines are one of the main reasons for the heavy air pollution. And though there are many out there, claiming that those engines are not the only one to blame, the industry has decided to take the matter in its hands and replace them with more agreeable. This means that electric vehicles are yet to conquer the market.
But before we start to praise EVs (short for electric vehicles), it's proper to mentions that just like every other mean of transportation, they also have pros and cons.
Let's start with the disadvantages - the batteries are probably the biggest of them. No matter how to developed battery technology is, it is still not good enough to produce a battery that could sustain a long distance ride without needing urgent recharge. The amount of electric power needed is greater than the one produced by the batteries. In the best cases, Evs maximum range is about 300 km or about 186 miles. After that the vehicle would need a solid recharge which could take up to few hours (depending on technology of the car). Not only that but sudden changes in the temperature can for sure affect the behavior of some Evs. Not to mention the fact that despite industries greatest efforts, we still do not have the infrastructure that would allow us to use permanently this type of transport for personal uses - mostly the recharging stations.
Along with disadvantages, there are some major advantages, which simply cannot be denied - starting with the immense efficiency. Unlike other vehicles, EVs does not need a transmission to switch between lower gears. Without the heavy gearbox, the car is lighter, consumes lesser oil and wears out slower.
What electric cars are famous for is that they are pretty quite - unlike their petrol or diesel relatives. In order to notify pedestrians for its approach, the most modern EVs are equipped with additional sound systems.
Last but not the least important advantage is the fact that this vehicles type is famous for being one of the most ecological mean of transportation. Some environmentalists are eager to argue about that - pointing out to the large amount of emissions, produced during the process of creating the electric batteries. If we do not count that, then we could for sure say that apart from that, EVs do not pollute the ecosystems - making them one of the best environment-friendly machines.
Despite its limited drive range and the constant need for recharging infrastructure, EVs are efficient, soundless, comfortable and eco-friendly. Although their technology is still not as refined as we wish it would be, but the future of automotive industry belongs to them.
Author: Diyana Ilieva