Few Facts About Electric Cars
Posted: May 25, 2013 by Maja Johnson
The popularity of electric cars is rising, or people could be tired of gas prices. Either way, electric cars sold in USA is reaching the 100,000s as Tesla, Nissan, Honda, Ford, Toyota, and Chevrolet have moved forward to produce reliable electric vehicles.
There are a few things to know about electric cars before you decide to buy one. First and most important, they are way more expensive than regular cars. The price for a Nissan Leaf electric car starts at $28,800 while a regular Nissan Sentra starts from $16,000. For the price of an electric car, you can buy two regular ones. The Tesla Model S costs an amazing $70,000, which is why this car is regarded as a luxury brand. BMW has also entered the electric car market with a brand of pricey luxury electric cars through their Electronaut Effect program. However, if we compare the costs per mile of a gas car and an electric car, you would need $16 dollars to travel 100 miles with the average gas car whereas an electric car would cost $0.70 to $6.50 for the same 100 miles. That's less than half price on gas which is a massive savings. If only the price tag was more forgiving!
Unfortunately, electric cars need power. Without proper refueling stations, the chance of running out of power on a long drive is very real. Therefore, the hybrid was born. Hybrids are generally bought by people who want a little security when traveling long distances. When electricity fails, there's a good old gas backup.
In my opinion, there's still a long way to go before electric cars are ready for the mass public. For heavy drivers and long distance travelers, it's still not a viable option. That's not to say they haven't come a long way in the last few years. The bottom line is electric cars emit less carbon dioxide and burn less gas. While Exxon, BP, and other gas giants would prefer you stick with conventional gas, this is one option to stick it back to them. Plus they're also essentially silent.