Your 5 Reasons to Switch from Gasoline to Electric Cars This Year

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While customers considering their options between electric cars vs gas cars, with some states in the United States want to restrict the sale of gasoline-powered automobiles entirely between 2030 and 2050 in order to cut pollution, many still think it will be years before the industry actually make the shift.

However, we believe the market for greener transportations mode may make the adjustment sooner than people realize.

EVs are already a feasible alternative for commuters, families, and others, not just those who like driving.

In reality, the U.S. electric car market is already growing, and it is only expected to grow even more in the coming years.

In fact, the Electric Vehicle Outlook Report released by Navigant Research recently found that global sales of EVs will increase at a rate of 15 percent per year until 2025, with China leading the way.

By 2025, EV sales are projected to reach 1.3 million vehicles per year, according to the report.

The most popular type of EV currently is the all-electric vehicle, which accounts for nearly 60 percent of the total market with most popular types are the BEV (battery electric vehicle) and the BEV Plus.

These are more expensive than other vehicles, but they offer significantly better mileage, a longer driving range, and a much cleaner environment.

BEVs can be charged overnight with a 220-volt outlet, while BEV Plus EVs require a 240-volt outlet. This means that they can be plugged in at work or at home, and are usually less expensive than charging at a public charger.

This is because battery technology has been improving at an exponential rate, and with these advancements, more affordable and longer range EVs are becoming available.

With all that being said, a combination of advancements to car and solar battery technology and government subsidies mean that EVs are accessible at more competitive rates, and with far wider ranges, than ever before.

As a result, we predict that electric vehicles will outperform gas ones by the year 2022.

Let us explain why down below;

1. Electric vehicles are beginning to compete with gasoline-powered vehicles in terms of range.

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The EPA has given the Tesla Model S a 405-mile range, making it the best all-electric car ever tested with the longest range.

The Nissan Leaf has a 238-mile range, and the BMW i3 has a 112-mile range.

In fact, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims that his company’s cars can travel for more than 400 miles on a single charge.

To be fair, we should also include EVs with lesser ranges, such as the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt.

Although Tesla’s electric vehicles are more expensive, the Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf now have a range of more than 200 miles.

This may seem to be a little sum, yet it’s more than sufficient for most people.

How long does it take to charge the Tesla Model S?

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The fastest way to recharge the Tesla Model S is through its onboard charger.

It can charge the car from 0% to 80% in about 30 minutes, and it takes less than 15 hours to charge the car completely.

If you’re looking for a cheaper EV, then you can buy a Nissan Leaf for around $34,000, which is $5,000 less than the base price of the Tesla Model S.

For the majority of individuals, the typical daily commute in the United States is just around 16 miles for the overwhelming majority of people.

Because of this, there will still be plenty of range left at the end of a typical day for most drivers.

In fact, the average person will typically use only around 20% of their battery capacity during the course of a day.

Which means the vast majority of people will find that they have more than enough range to complete their daily commute, and they will be able to charge at home or at work.

But if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need additional battery life, all it takes is a quick 30 minute charge to get back up to 100% for the day.

With Tesla Model S can go up to 200 miles on a single charge, for example, there’s no need to fill up at all unless you’re planning on going off-road.

If you’re planning on taking the Tesla Model S off-roading or just want to get some extra range out of your battery, then you can use the optional 60 kWh battery upgrade for around $15,000, which will give you an additional 150 miles of range.

But even with the larger battery, the Tesla Model S can still travel over 300 miles on a single charge.

Charging facilities for electric vehicles have proliferated around the country as the use of electric vehicles becomes more prevalent.

It’s easy to discover them using applications like PlugShare, which also features  an interactive map of charging stations.

But what about the public at large?

A team of researchers from North Carolina State University developed an app called EV Charge Finder that helps you find public charging stations and offers real-time information on whether the facility is available or not.

The app uses data from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that tracks all publicly accessible charging stations in the United States.

When you first open the app, you’ll be prompted to enter your address, then the app will show you a map of all the charging stations near you. T

he map will also provide you with information on each station, including a travel planning tool that helps you identify charging stations near you.

2. Less dollars per mile.

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In addition to the lower operating costs of an electric vehicle, they also have a lower price tag.

While the average new vehicle cost $36,000 in 2017, according to the Center for Automotive Research, the cost of electric vehicles is less than half that amount.

With some of the most fuel-efficient gas automobiles have a lower mpg rating than this, Tesla is the only company to provide electric vehicles with such extended ranges.

Cost per mile for electric vehicles is much lower than for gasoline-powered vehicles. This is due to the fact that electric vehicles (EVs) make optimal use of the power they receive from the grid, and do not depend on fossil fuels to produce energy.

On average, electric cars use 30% less energy per mile than gasoline-powered cars. EVs can be charged in about the same amount of time as it takes to fill up your car with gas.

Also, EVs are not subject to the same maintenance costs as cars with internal combustion engines.

Using energy that is clean and renewable, there are over 2 million EVs on the road today. which are fun to drive and more safe than other types of vehicles.

The electric vehicle revolution has been ongoing for years now and there is no sign of stopping. You can’t put a price tag on freedom, but you can certainly put a price tag on gasoline.

Gasoline combustion, in fact, is inefficient.

Both have lately become more expensive.

In the wake of rising gas prices, gas vehicles have become even more costly to operate.

As a result, most vehicle owners choose to use electricity instead of gasoline, at least for some of their driving.

And that means more charging stations are being installed.

That’s good news for electric vehicle owners who want to get as much driving out of their batteries as possible.

But it’s also good news for everyone else, because when the electricity you use is produced from renewable sources, you can keep your air clean and your fuel cost low by switching to electric vehicles.

While it’s true that when it comes to electric vehicles, you’ll save a lot of money depending on where you live.

Especially since the price of electricity varies so much from one state to the next, as opposed to the relatively constant price of gas, it’s even more important to consider how much money you’ll save on the electric bill, and how many less miles your car will put on the ground.

Here are some real-life examples: The average household in the US uses about 14,000 kWh of electricity per year, or about $1,000 of electricity per year. The average cost of electricity is 12 cents per kWh. This means you could be saving around $600 per year in electricity costs by switching to EVs.

3. All the more options to charge your car.

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Like we’ve covered a bit in up there, despite the fact that refueling your EV won’t be as quick as filling up at the petrol station, there are a variety of ways to recharge your electric vehicle.

Let’s take a look at the most common EV charging alternatives.

The Level 1 Charging

This refers to the lowest possible level for the vehicle-supplied 120-volt AC power cable.

This approach is the slowest, delivering around 3 miles of range for every hour of charging.

Level 1 charging is not recommended, due to its low output and the fact that it’s hard to find stations with it.

The Level 2 Charging

This method can deliver a range of up to 40 miles per hour, but requires more planning than level 3.

It is the next best choice, but requires installing a Level 2 charger in your house where you need to hire an electrician since it uses a 240 V connection, similar to a washing machine or dryer.

It will cost you between $550 to $2,000, depending on the kind of electric car.

Between 14 and 35 miles may be charged each hour depending on the kind of automobile and charger adaptor.

If you’ve just acquired an electric vehicle, it’s strongly suggested that you have a Level 2 charger installed.

Level 3 charging (also known as rapid charging)

This level of charging may give a range boost of up to 100 miles per hour.

Only public charging stations have Level 3 chargers, which is a bummer. The cost of a kWh for a Level 3 charger ranges from $0.28 to $0.69.

Otherwise, it wouldn’t make financial sense for the stations to run.

The use of quick chargers, which are known to degrade electric vehicle batteries over time, is also discouraged.

Fast chargers are best used on road trips and not for regular usage at home or at the office.

If you’re lucky enough to have access to a fast charger, you can get an EV to charge from zero to 80 percent in 20 minutes or less.

This is an excellent option, and a great way to top up your EV before you head out on an extended trip.

The DC Fast Charging

Option DC Fast Charging allows for quick charging in some locations, but it’s not as fast as the level 3 charging option.

It can be used at stations that offer both DC and AC charging, like those located at some Tesla Supercharger stations.

The Combined Charging Option

Some locations offer a combined charging option. This is where you combine AC and DC charging to make the most efficient use of your battery.

4. The Superior Performance with Competitive Pricing

If you are the kind of person who enjoys racing on a track, you will be pleased to learn that electric vehicles have just made it easier to get into this form of motor sport.

The e-Racing World Championship series is now open to all, and allows drivers to compete against other vehicles using electric motors.

This is not your typical racing experience. There is no gas, no engine noise and no exhaust fumes, with a considerably quicker acceleration rate compared to gas-powered automobiles.

This is due to the fact that an internal combustion engine needs a certain amount of time to get up to speed before it can deliver its power.

EVs has no such time delay, and so is able to produce a much greater amount of power than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.

This makes it possible for these electric vehicles to race against one another with little difference in their performance.

It also allows them to achieve higher speeds than those achievable by conventional cars, with a top speed of over 180 mph.

5. Cheaper Maintenance

Electric automobiles have maintenance expenses that are 40 percent cheaper than gas-powered vehicles.

This is due to the fact that electric automobiles have fewer parts and less wear and tear, as well as a much smaller engine that requires less lubrication and the fact that they have fewer places where anything may go wrong, and therefore do not need periodic oil changes.

The lack of any oil leakages on electric vehicles means that there are no oil changes necessary.

Also, electric cars only require new battery packs every 10-15 years, whereas gas-powered vehicles require new gas tanks every 5-10 years.

In addition to these significant cost savings, electric automobiles also have a higher life expectancy than their gas-powered counterparts.

Because of the limits that will be imposed on the sale of gas-powered automobiles in the years to come, automobile manufacturers are now investing more and more money into developing electric vehicles and less into strengthening their portfolio of gas-powered vehicles.

I mean, why would they waste money trying to improve something that they are unable to sell?

As a direct consequence of this, gas-powered automobiles will gradually become less reliable over the course of the next several decades, and finally, consumers will have no option but to acquire electric vehicles.

We are living in an era where there is a growing demand for clean energy.

This is because many of our current energy sources are either becoming less efficient or are simply unsustainable.

We need a clean energy source that can be utilized in order to protect our environment and avoid the threat of war or political instability due to the supply of oil.

The deployment of electric cars is crucial to the success of the United States Department of Energy’s ambition to decrease the nation’s use of oil in half during the next twenty years.

Electric cars have the ability to shake up the status quo connection between transportation and oil by providing an alternative that is more environmentally friendly and advantageous for everyone’s mode of transportation.

Joe Siregar

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