They’re far more efficient
They’re better for the environment
When you consider how much rubbish a regular car pumps out into the environment, it’s not surprising that we feel guilty about our carbon footprint. Electric cars, however, have no exhaust pipe pollutants whatsoever. While the electricity generating process as power plant level is still dirty, moves towards a greener system are constantly progressing, and electricity generated from nuclear, hydro, solar, water, or wind plants are all carbon neutral after the point of construction.
They’re fuel independent
Within wanting to get too heavy, it’s important to note that the oil industry in this day and age is a complicated and politically volatile situation. A move towards more electric vehicles is a move towards fuel independence, and away from cartels and warlords. So when you put home electric car charging stations on the side of your house, you’re saying “I don’t want to be involved in the oil business”, but you’re also helping to decrease the dependence of your country on foreign oil trade, and bolster the support for your government’s electricity industry, which can only be a good thing.
Every car manufacturer is on it
When electric cars started production, they were viewed as gimmicky in an industry which was never built to last. Now, as technology as improved and more people are accepting the future, every major car manufacturer, from Mercedes to Nissan, has something in the design pipeline.
They’re a great ride
If you’re looking for a deep, growling ride, the electric car probably isn’t going to be for you. If, on the other hand, you want something quiet, nifty, smooth, and with a good little accelerator, you’re not going to be disappointed by an electric car.
People joked about electric cars for years. They became good for trade shows, and not much else. But the very fact that so many manufacturers are looking into their development should be proof enough that electric cars are our future, and that future isn’t very far off anymore.
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