The advantages and disadvantages of electric vehicles

Electrical automobiles are propelled by an electrical motor powered by rechargeable battery packs. Electric powered motors own several benefits through internal combustion engines:

  • Energy efficient. Electric engines convert 75% of the chemical energy by the batteries to power the wheels—internal combustion engines just convert 20% of the energy stored in fuel.
  • Eco friendly. Electrical cars emit no tailpipe pollution, however the power plant making the electrical energy could produce them. Electrical energy by nuclear-, hydro-, solar-, or wind-powered plants causes no air pollutants.
  • Efficiency benefits. Electrical motors provide quiet, smooth operation and stronger acceleration and necessitate fewer maintenance compared to internal combustion motors.
  • Minimize energy dependancy. Electrical energy is a domestic energy source.


Electrical vehicles face significant battery-related challenges:
Electrical vehicles recharging

  • Driving range. Most electrical vehicles may just go about 100–200 miles before recharging—gasoline automobiles can go over 300 miles before refueling.
  • Recharge period. Fully recharging the battery pack can take 4 to 8 hours. Even a "quick charge" to 80% capacity may take 30 min.
  • Battery cost: The great battery packs usually are expensive and could need to be changed one or more times.
  • Bulk and weight: Battery packs are large and take up significant vehicle space.


However, investigators are working on improved battery technologies to increase driving range and minimize recharging time, weight, and price. Most of these factors will ultimately decide the future of electrical vehicles.

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