February 16, 2020 Eliza Kandrysawtz

Should everyone drive an electric car?

Innovations have made electric cars a much better option for the average driver. The cost has come down in line with gas-powered cars. This frequently happens as new technology becomes more mainstream. Entrepreneurs, like Elon Musk, have paved the way in technology. Tesla was the first popular electric car. Nowadays, more and more car companies are coming out with their own version of an electric car. Some companies have even stated they would turn all-electric in a  few years.

Pros:

Using an electric car is better for the environment. You do not need gasoline and would not be emitting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are bad for the environment. There is much less maintenance on an electric engine. No need to worry about an oil change every few months. This means electric cars are less expensive to own and you could get a tax credit in some states. Due to this new technology, these cars are quieter and provide a smoother ride.

Cons:

A major disadvantage is having to find a charging station when your battery gets low. Electric cars do have a good mile range but you cannot pull into the nearest gas station to fill up your tank. Once you find a charging station, the charging time can be time-consuming. These two factors do not fit well when you are in a time crunch.

Advances in battery technology over the past few years have resulted in a lighter car and longer-lasting charge. In addition, electric cars include the latest smartphone technology and navigation technology making them appealing to younger drivers who demand a car that fully integrates with their lives. Many people believe that we are at a turning point where the sale of electric vehicles will finally pass that of gas-powered cars!

Here is an article stating some brands coming out with electric cars in the next few years. There also links to videos of some new electric car models. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/electric-cars-that-will-be-available-by-2025-2018-1#the-2019-leaf-plus-has-a-226-mile-range-12

Porsche Taycan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCdNgTks3cs

Volkswagen ID.3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPjvgXWA78E

Jaguar I-Pace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHzjXfQkWOY