Today electrical cars are becoming more and more popular, and we are not just talking about the bumper cars one would see at the fair. No, the electrical cars are slowly but securely making a more prominent appearance in today’s driving society. Their engine is quieter, the air it emits is fresher, and it is more convenient than a regular car. In short, electrical cars are the future of driving. From an environmental point of view, electrical cars do seem to have the upper hand. As the name suggests these cars are run on electricity exclusively.
We all know electricity can be generated in several sustainable ways. Therefore it is not just fact that the driver is able to practically ‘fuel’ his car anywhere he wants. Driving an electrical car also shows commitment towards a better and cleaner environment. Because electricity is being generated in a sustainable way the earth’s fossil fuels are not wasted on driving a car. Sustainability is key here as it implies one can not, unlike regular petrol, run out of it. Because of that you can practically drive your electrical car forever whilst regular cars slowly become obsolete.
Next to being powered by a sustainable power source, electrical cars also have the advantage of not transmitting any carbon dioxide into the air. Because there is no actual burning or ‘exploding’ happening like in a conventional petrol or diesel car, the electrical car does not produce harmful excess waste. Increasing sales of high-priced hybrid cars suggests that consumers are willing to pay a premium for environmental cars, even when the high price is not paid back immediately through reduced fuel consumption (Gordon, 2009).
Another major benefit of the electrical car is that, contrary to a regular petrol or diesel driven car, it does not need to be driven to a gas station to refuel. With the versatile electricity plug the electrical car can be recharged at the local pub, at work, or even at one’s very home. This saves time and avoids stressful situations created by visiting gas stations. It is also a lot cheaper. Whereas filling up a regular gas tank can cost up to 60 euro, filling up the battery of your electrical car costs around 3 euro.
If one assumes that over the next 10 to 20 years battery costs will decrease while gasoline prices increase, electrical cars will be significantly less expensive than conventional cars. The electrical car will save you 890 to 5526 euro a year (Lovellette, 2011). All of the above said points show that the electrical car truly is the car of the future. Except the future is already here. Despite its recharge time the current electrical cars are great to use in daily life.
Its convenience, transmission, low-cost nature all certify the fact that the future of driving is already bestowed upon us. In a very quiet, humming, sustainable vehicle that is the electrical car. Bibliography Gordon, D. S. (2009). Two billion cars: driving toward sustainability. New York: Oxford University Press. Lovellette, H. L. (2011). Will Electric Cars Transform the U. S. Vehicle Market? Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs: Kennedy School of Goverment.