Cheaper to run, maintain, AND better for the environment? Who wouldn’t want to purchase an EV! The electricity used to charge an electric vehicle ends up around a third as much per kilometer as buying petrol for the same vehicle. A battery electric vehicle (BEV) has a significant drop in moving parts when compared to a petrol/diesel car. Having no expensive starter motors, exhaust systems, radiators, and fuel injection systems sounds quite appealing. The only thing to keep in mind is the fact that batteries do wear out so replacements will be needed eventually.
Besides the fact that it’s completely affordable, EV’s have zero exhaust emissions. This means that you’re helping reduce damaging air pollution. To reduce your greenhouse gas emissions even further, you can use renewable energy. You could recharge your EV from your solar PV system during the day instead of from the grid. There are also better employment benefits through the use of locally produced electricity. EVs are easy to power from local and inexhaustible energy sources, lowering our already heavy dependence on foreign oil.
Overall, reduced harmful exhaust emissions are beneficial to our own health, and the car does it all for you! Better air quality leads to fewer health problems and expenses all caused by air pollution. EVs also produce less noise pollution due to how quiet they run. If you love our environment and want to see it thrive instead of perishing, an electric car would be the perfect fit for you!
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