Cars have changed a lot over the years, and in recent years, the electric vehicle has become a more realistic option. It has a number of advantages as well as disadvantages. Let’s see how and why the possibility of electric vehicles is rising.
Where Did The Popularity of Electric Vehicles Start?
Electric vehicles have been around for decades, but it wasn’t until the advent of the Tesla Model S that they became serious contenders for the top spot in the automotive fuel economy arena. Tesla’s Model S has been nicknamed the “Ludicrous Speed Car.” (You know, the one that will go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.) Since its introduction in 2012, the Tesla Model S has proven to be a leader in electric vehicle technology and has set trends and benchmarks for the industry at large.
Electric vehicle sales are surging, and not just because of the Tesla Model 3. Volkswagen’s Audi e-Tron SUV, the Mercedes-Benz EQC, and the Jaguar I-Pace also debuted in 2018, all of which will help expand the electric car market. That’s not to mention the Volkswagen ID4 e-Transporter, the Renault Kangoo ZE, and the BYD Qin EV Plus, which all debuted in 2018 as well.
Why Are Electric Vehicles Becoming Big?
One of the biggest reasons electric vehicles are becoming such a big deal is the dependence on oil. The world needs to find a way to stop using fossil fuels, and electric vehicles (EVs) are one of the best ways to do so. They create no pollution, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cost less to operate, and are more convenient than diesel and gasoline-powered cars.
Electric cars are on the rise, and this is partly due to the rising popularity of electric-powered vehicles. While some would argue that electric cars are not as environmentally friendly as their gas-powered counterparts, the truth is that electric vehicles are much more efficient, with emissions well below the strict standards set by governmental agencies.
More Comfortable on The Road
Electric vehicles or EVs are becoming popular not only for their environmental credentials but also because they are more comfortable on the road. Petrol and diesel cars are known for being noisy and polluting the environment, yet they are the basic choice for car owners. Electric cars, on the other hand, can be quiet and safe to drive. And they are more affordable than petrol or diesel cars.
Many Americans are still skeptical of electric vehicles (EVs), but that’s changing. In fact, we’re already seeing consumers adopting EVs in increasing numbers: there are now more than 4,000 Nissan LEAFs on the road, for one. And those cars are finding their way into the hands of a growing number of drivers who want to go green.
Economic And Political Influence
As the car industry undergoes massive change, one thing has remained constant. Electric vehicles have not been able to make a significant dent in the global car market. As the price of battery technology drops and the cost of alternatives to fossil fuel increases, electric vehicles are slowly but surely starting to be seen as a viable alternative to the traditional fossil-powered vehicle.
As the price of oil continues to rise, oil-rich nations such as Iran are investing in electric vehicle (EV) technology in an effort to reduce their reliance on the West. To date, the Iranian oil ministry has ordered 300 converted buses, but that is just the beginning. The government is now in talks with Bombardier to order 600 more buses, which would make Iran the first country to see the arrival of a true mass-produced electric vehicle fleet.
As electric vehicles have become more popular, several things have occurred: the cost of batteries has fallen, charging stations have proliferated, and more models have become available. In addition, the American government has extended the tax credits for buyers of electric vehicles, and Tesla has also received a $7,500 U.S. federal tax credit for its vehicles. In other words, the economic and political influence of EV technology is now greater than ever.
Electric vehicles are becoming popular for several reasons. The obvious one is that they are more environmentally friendly and that there is an economic benefit for the automakers and the people who drive them. But there are more advantages. One is that they are more convenient. Electric cars are cheaper to buy than their gas alternatives. They are also easier to maintain and fill up for. This makes an electric car more desirable than its gasoline-equivalent.