Electric Car Revolution
There are more electric cars on roads and more charging stations. These vehicles are in high demand because of the investments made by the manufacturer. They have more efficient batteries, which are cheaper and last longer.
Even the brands you love and trust are starting to produce electric vehicles (EVs), such as Audi, Porsche, and Kia. As a way of working towards a cleaner planet, these new vehicles will be joining the existing line-up.
Here are some things you should know before buying an EV
When you're looking at an electric vehicle, there are some things you need to ask. These questions are particularly important if this is your first electric car.
What is the operating range for the EV?
Each EV has a different operating range. Today's EVs have an average range of around 200 miles per charge. It is important to ensure that your car's range can be used for daily commute. Also, consider how the car can be used in various weather conditions.
Where and how will I charge my EV?
When you are driving an electric vehicle, there are three types: rapid charging, fast charging, and trickle charging. Trickle charging is the easiest and most common type of charging. Trickle charging means that your car is plugged into your home outlet for 12 hours to get a full charge.
Fast charging takes between 3 and 8 hours. These charging stations can be found in shopping malls, workplaces, and other areas of the community. These charging stations can be used to charge your phone while you go about your daily business.
Rapid chargers are capable of charging up to 80% in just 30 minutes. They can be found in car parks or service stations. However, they are expensive. However, these chargers can be very useful, especially when you are in a tight spot.
How long will my EV last?
As long as your battery is well-maintained, it's possible to have a lasting relationship with your electric vehicle. The government requires that most EV manufacturers offer an eight-year warranty or 100,000-mile warranty.
The EV battery is just like any other battery. However, it will eventually wear out, and in most cases, if you take good care of it, your car will last a lifetime. You may need to replace your battery if it is damaged or worn. The cost will vary depending on the vehicle, the battery, and labor costs.
Is Insurance More Affordable with an Electric Vehicle?
The simple answer is yes. Adding an EV to your policy will increase your insurance premiums. An EV is more expensive to repair than a gasoline-powered car. Even though you could be the most skilled driver in the world, with no accidents or tickets, you will still have to pay more for insurance on an electric vehicle than on a regular car.
Your insurance company will be looking into the cost to repair the car following a collision. As we have already mentioned, the cost of replacing the battery ranges between $5,000 and $15,000. This is what your insurance company is looking at. You could also seek compensation for other repairs.
How an EV works
We will not be focusing on hybrid vehicles (electric/fuel), even though there are other types of hybrid cars. Hybrid articles are possible. Your EV's main components will be:
- The Electric Engine/Motor is what rotates the wheels. You can have a DC/AC motor, but AC motors are more popular.
- Inverter – This is the part that converts electric current from direct current to alternating current.
- Drivetrain - All EVs come with a single-speed transmission that transmits power to the wheels.
- Batteries - This is the place where the EV's power is stored. The battery's kW is a measure of its range.
- Charging - To charge your battery, you can plug your car into an electrical outlet.
The cost-effectiveness of EVs
Fuel cost is a major factor in vehicle selection. The same goes for EVs. Your electric bill is the best way to determine how much you will pay for EV fuel. You will see your electricity price on your bill, especially if your vehicle will be charged at home.
Here's an example:
The cost per mile for electricity would be $0.15/kWh if your EV uses 35 kWh to travel 100 ml.
If you want to top off your electric vehicle's charge and have 70 miles left, the price is $10.25.
Do You Want an Electric Car?
President Joe Biden has been advocating for an electric car revolution. He might be able to achieve this with a $2 trillion infrastructure program that includes spending up to $174 billion. This plan is designed to encourage Americans to switch to electric cars and to get rid of their gasoline-powered cars. The goal is to make electric cars more affordable (which they currently aren't), offer more incentives, and make the world greener.
If you're looking for a car, an electric vehicle might be the best option.