Are Electric Cars Actually Better? | EV's vs ICE
This is the bra coke versus pepsi, and now electric or petrol sales of evs grew by ‘ last year and while that number only equates to about five percent of new car sales in total, that figure is forecast to balloon to a massive 28 of new global Car sales by the time 2030 rolls around and 58 by. Let me know in the comments: if you have made the jump to electric power and what car you chose for this video ive done some digging to see if you should ditch that old, fossil burning car and get with the electric program or whether the technology isnt. Quite there yet and petrols still king. I take a look at both sides of the argument for and against price a major issue around evs and their uptake is price. They cost too much. The cost of electric cars versus petrol cars is noticeably higher for cars that have a petrol equivalent. This is as clear as night and day a new peugeot 208 cost 27 000, its electric equivalent 42 000. A mini hatchback starts at 23 500, a mini electric 36 000. You get my drift. This difference makes evs less attractive to anyone, hoping to save a few bucks when purchasing a new car range and recharge for those in the know, range refers to how far a car can travel on a single tank of petrol or a fully charged battery. In the case of an ev, now theres a bunch of evs that can go a long way, but thats gon na cost you the tesla model.
S has a range of 647 kilometers. But if were playing this game, then i might as well mention the petrol powered land cruiser prado, which can cover 1 800 kilometers on a full tank. Looking across the board, ev cars dont go as far as their petrol equivalents that electric peugeot has a range of 275 kilometers. The petrol version can do more than double that and once youre out of petrol, a quick stop to the gas station and youre on your way. Looking at evs, it takes the mini electric mentioned earlier, half an hour to go from 20 to 80 using a rapid charger at this stage in time there is still convenience to take into account here. Petrol stations are pretty much everywhere, meaning youre only likely to run out of fuel if you head off into the middle of nowhere, and although theres been an improvement in the number of public electric charging stations over the last few years, theres still a way to go Environment, they are not as leafy green, as you may think. The production of the lithium ion batteries that electric vehicles use emits 1.5 times more co2 than the production of internal combustion engines. Wait. What and the power plants that create the electricity needed for evs can also be big producers of co2 emissions via the burning of fossil fuels, and where does the raw materials for making these batteries come from lithium, carbon graphite, cobalt, the batteries cant be recycled, whats happening To these batteries, at the end of their life cycle, shoot them up to space.
Now that weve been over some of the concerns and pain points as to why some people are hesitant in making the switch lets. Look at the other side of the argument. On the same points price now, i know i just told you evs are more expensive, but let me explain: people often look at the upfront cost of buying a new eb. Instead of looking at the total cost over ownership, they can actually work out cheaper than a petrol car, its probably easier. If i just give you an example, on average petrol cars cost its owners 140 a month to run compared to just 15 for ev cars. So the more you drive your eb, the cheaper it becomes and were not even mentioning the added congestion charges and tax you would pay and servicing fees you get stuck with a petrol car as time goes on. Evs will get cheaper and cheaper as technology evolves to the tipping point where its more expensive to buy a combustion engine car range and recharge. Now, unless youre driving 400 kilometers per day, this really shouldnt be a problem. Most people living in medium to large sized cities. Dont even cover 35 kilometers. In a day, electric cars can do that with ease its important to look at how you actually use your car instead of the numbers on the brochure and with most people plugging in and charging overnight, the longer recharge times, arent a factor environment – yes, evs may not Be as green as walking or rollerblading, but they still are better combustion engines emit harmful gases into the environment and in the cities and towns where humans actually live.
And yes, the power used to charge your car is still not as green as wed like. But the trend is on the right track back in 2010, here in new zealand, 12 percent of our power came from sustainable sources. Today, that figure is 40. The next big thing theyll need to tackle is recyclable batteries. After that, its game over on the environment argument, having examined both advantages and disadvantages of petrol, cars and electric cars, the answer to this question will ultimately come down to what you value the most as a driver. Happy to pay a bigger upfront cost for longer term savings. Electric cars are for you want to get a substantially bigger driving range from your vehicle and enjoy the convenience of having petrol stations peppered around everywhere.