Have you ever pondered if an electric car (also known as EV) is better than the traditional cars that run on petrol? You are definitely not alone when it comes to wondering if you should consider getting an electric car! While EVs are not very common yet in Malaysia, it is becoming more mainstream globally.
As the technology supporting EVs and batteries continue to improve with time, drawbacks such as high cost, limited range, performance issues, long charge time, and lack of charging stations are gradually fading away. Modern and/ or new condos and even malls are now offering these charging stations for EVs!
Here are top 5 reasons why EVs are better than gas cars:
- EVs cost less than gas vehicles
While the initial purchase price may seem like a deterrent to purchasing an EV, they actually cost less compared to conventional fossil fuel burners each year. Taking into consideration of the cost of ownership and ongoing running cost, the choice to ‘go electric’ will become more and more obvious. The cost of operating an electric vehicle will definitely save you money over its useful life. Work out the maths and you shall see!
- EVs are eco-friendly
Whether you are an advocate of protecting the environment, EVs are definitely better for the air we breathe! Since electric cars have zero emissions, we can look forward to improved air quality as more EVs replace those fossil fuel burners on the road. On top of that, fewer greenhouse gas emissions will save the ozone layer and reduce our carbon footprint. While we can’t stop global warming, EVs can be one of the many other initiatives to start slowing down its devastating impact towards our mother Earth!
- EVs can skip the queue at petrol stations
“Eh, this week’s petrol price increased again!” Sounds familiar? Yes! This will no longer be something of a bother if you drive an EV! Who needs petrol anyways, right? To ‘refuel’ EVs, you simply have plug in at home, at work or opportunity charge on the road. As an added bonus to EV charging, the power going into your batteries is increasingly produced by renewable sources. Non-renewable electricity charging your electric car is generated domestically. Go easy on your wallet and the environment at the same time, win-win!
- EVs are performance vehicles
EVs have extremely high torque power. Because of that, their pickup is very quick and smooth, leaving fossil fuel burning counterparts far behind! According to survey and feedbacks, most people find that EVs are much more comfortable, and some might even say that it makes the petrol-thirsty cars seem more clunky and clumsy. Driving an EV itself is an absolute pleasure. Don’t believe us? Ask Richard Branson, who sponsors the Formula E championship car!
- EVS have low maintenance requirements
There is no gas to buy, no oil changes, no smog tests, no failed transmissions and fewer moving parts to break or wear out. In fact, many electric car owners go years without any repair or service bills at all. This will save you a lot of time and money over the years! Having said that, you still have to maintain the brakes, though they will last much longer than they do on a fossil fuel burner. If anything else, your biggest concern may be having to change your battery, but most models today come with an 8-year/100K mile warranty.
EV is the drive of the future. It’s about time we look into EVs, for the sake of our own wallet and mother Earth, all for our own good! As usual, do it the ez way, today!