Electric Cars 101

If you haven’t noticed, electric powered cars have been taking the world by storm. All major car producing companies have produced one, and have that model on the market for consumers to buy. But what’s the deal with electric powered cars, anyway?

Here is some useful information regarding electric powered cars…

They don’t use gas.

That’s the biggest advantage when it comes to electric powered cars, and the most obvious. They are not to be confused with hybrid vehicles, which use both gas and electricity to power the engine. Rather, fully powered electric cars store their energy in batteries or other energy storing devices. Just like phones and laptops, electric powered car batteries are rechargeable. However, to charge the battery, you must find an electric charging port, which are now available at some gas stations around the country. It’s also a good idea to have one of these in your home so that you won’t find yourself with an empty battery. It is also said that they are much more efficient than gas powered cars because the electric motors provide instant torque, creating smooth acceleration.

They have their mileage limits.

Unfortunately, electric powered cars cannot run forever. However, the vast majority of these vehicles can travel around 100 to 150 miles before they need recharging. Luckily, it has also been determined that electric car batteries last much longer than normal car batteries, and can still operate at 80 percent after seven years have passed.

The cost is different.

Because fully powered electric cars are still relatively new, they tend to be on the more expensive side of the market. This could also be due to the fact that many of the companies coming out with fully electric models include Audi, BMW, Tesla, and more. Luckily, it is projected that in time, electric cars will be less expensive than gas powered vehicles.