This Just Killed the Future of Electric Cars
Ill also share tips on how to prevent your ev battery from degrading prematurely and why you cant, install solar panels on your ev and also why regenerative braking cant fully charge an electric car ev charging generally has been cheaper than filling up a car with gasoline or Diesel but charging costs are rising and its all over the map thats because of the energy crisis, electricity rates have jumped because of a surge in natural gas prices, the average residential electricity rate spiked eight percent in january, compared to last year, that was the largest annual Increase in 10 years, mind you summer is here now, which means your monthly bill will rise due to air conditioning, especially if you live in hotter states. In florida, hawaii illinois and new york, electricity rates went up 15. A typical electric sedan can go three to four miles for every kilowatt hours. Needless to say, electric trucks and suvs get less. If you were to compare an ev to a 25 mile per gallon car, you could think of seven kilowatt hours like being one gallon of gasoline right now. The most cost effective way of charging your ev is at home thats, because residential electricity rates can be much lower than their public charger counterparts, which can be two to four times higher, but electricity prices are going up not only across the country but also across the World specific at home, charging costs really depend on your location, your energy supplier and the energy plan youre presently on, but lower charging costs arent the only benefit of at home ev charging its also more convenient, more evs driving on the roads could mean more time wasted.
Waiting to charge at a public station at home, all you got to do is plug in your ev to the home charger and youre free to do other things at home. Did you know that an ev charger is also a plus in the appraisal, value of a house as more and more people are going to buy electric vehicles, buyers will prefer houses with an ev charger unit already installed and, lastly, most home ev chargers are compatible with A wide number of ev car manufacturers, so if your household has multiple cars chances are your unit can charge most, if not all of them. Of course, if you only have one unit, then you might need to coordinate who gets it first, while ev charging prices are soaring, some believe the purchase price of an ev might come down in the near future, but only assuming we dont face problems with ev battery Shortages, tv batteries are expensive to make. This is why evs are more expensive compared to their gasoline powered counterparts and a high level of investment is needed to transform existing factory production to meet the demand for electric vehicles, but with charging costs increasing some are charging their evs as much as they should. As you can imagine, thats causing some problems like evs running out of juice in the middle of the highway, one experienced tow truck driver estimated that one out of every five cars stranded on the road were electric cars that ran out of juice, where the other four Were traditional combustion engine cars that ran out of gas? Typically, the ev owners ran out because they forgot to charge their car or they were driving too far between charges.
Last year there was a poll that was conducted, believe it or not. The average american believe that 65 percent of ev breakdowns are caused by evs running out of juice. Now you can see why so many have range anxiety but heres the truth of the matter. It turns out that, in reality, only four percent of ev breakdowns are due to batteries gone flat. The majority of reasons, usually the tires or other reasons, compare that to combustion engine cars according to aaa about half of roadside assistant calls each year are from drivers who just ran out of gasoline. So what should you do if this nightmare happens to you with an electric car? Well, dont panic! Also, if you have roadside assistance like aaa, they can tow your car to the nearest charging station, some of the aaa trucks carrying an onboard, fast charger. That can add 10 miles of range in 30 minutes. Some people wonder if you can push an ev if it breaks down. Yes, in general, it is possible to push an eva, but you should only do it if youre in a safe area, basically the motor of an ev engages when power is applied. When no power is applied, the motor is free to rotate and any rotation gets sent backwards to charge the batteries but heres the thing evs typically weigh more than traditional cars, so pushing it will be harder than pushing a standard car. So id recommend always having a backup plan.
If your ev stops working just to be on the safe side lets say, the nearest charging station is five miles away. Are you really going to push your ev all that way? I dont think so thats why? I believe roadside assistance is a good thing to have in general and im not being paid to say this either. Did you know that many roadside assistant providers cover evs under their standard breakdown policies? This means normally, you shouldnt have to pay extra because you have an electric and not a gas or diesel vehicle, and if all else fails, you can opt to call tow truck. You can also download a charging network app to locate charging stations across the country and using filters you can even search for the specific type of charger you need. Ideally, you should be looking for a rapid charging point that can boost your battery with 60 to 80 miles of range in one hour, its important that you know your mileage limit before you leave for a long journey that will help you avoid future breakdowns and where Can you find this limit? Manufacturers will always state your evs estimated range. Knowing your vehicles range ahead of time can help you avoid getting caught with a dead battery. Remember, though, your vehicles range can be affected by other things like running the cars, heater or air conditioning, or even how fast you drive. So what you should do if youre on the road knows your ev is running low on battery first drive slower, also turn off any auxiliary features inside the car to keep hold of its energy as long as possible when it comes to ev batteries in general, dont Ever charge it all the way to 100 its, not a good idea.
In fact, even car brands will caution you about this. The average ev has a battery management system inside the system, prevents the car from being charged and discharged at the extreme state of charge. Its true technically having your battery full of charge will give you the maximum operating time, but going to this frequently will inevitably reduce the batterys ability to retain the charge over time. Itll also reduce the overall lifespan of your battery. Its like a laptop laptops, lose battery capacity if theyre plugged in all the time general thumbs to charge at 80 percent at most of course, here and there you might have an occasional longer trip plan and youre getting range anxiety. It might be okay to charge it to the max for those one off trips whats the lowest, recommended battery level. You should reach before recharging, with your ev, its best to let the capacity run down to 20 or even 10. Before you charge it back up. How does this compare with smartphone batteries? Well, the fundamental of the smartphone better and ev better are pretty much the same, but the significant difference is in how theyre, charged or discharged smartphone batteries dont have this built in charging buffer like evs? Do this means you can never really drain to a two zero percent or charge them to a true hundred percent? One reason is because battery degradation isnt as crucial when it comes to a smartphone, also the average american replaces their smartphone every three years.
Consider too, that when they do replace their phone, its a much lower purchase price cost than buying an ev car? Did you know that many ev makers provide a standard eight year or 100 000 mile battery warranty? This warranty will cover a certain amount of battery degradation during that time. Since you shouldnt charge your ev to 100, should you charge every night? Many people have range anxiety with a fear that the ev betty will run out on them because of this they charge the car every night just to be safe, the same as they charge their cell phone by the nightstand every single night, but look with cars. This really isnt necessary, in fact it can damage your cars battery. The reason is repeatedly charging and discharging causes lithium ion batteries to degrade over time. So imagine what charging at 365 days a year every year would do to it. Every time a battery gets charged that charging cycle puts stress on the battery, and that applies whether youre adding 5 or 55 of the charge. This is another reason why you should get familiar with your evs driving range itll help. You know how often to charge your battery and for how long ever wonder why we dont see solar panels on the roof of evs. If you were to put solar panels on an ev, they can convert just 15 to 20 percent of the energy coming from the sun. Hypothetically. These solar panels would only give you about three miles of energy in one hour of charging, so its just not worth it and dont forget the sky.
High cost of installing solar panels were talking about an extra six thousand bucks and that doesnt even include maintenance costs and dont forget the evs are already much heavier than standard combustion engines, so adding solar panels. On top of that isnt such a smart idea battery electric vehicles and hybrid started popping up in the early part of the 21st century, along with them came regenerative braking technology. Regenerative braking allows an ev to transform the kinetic energy of the car into electrical energy and then that energy is used to recharge your cars battery while youre on the road. When you take your foot off the accelerator, the regenerative braking system kicks in some people, wonder if regenerative braking can sufficiently and regularly charge your ev well. The short answer is no the point of a regender braking system isnt about fully charging your ev. This system doesnt make evs more efficient per se. It just makes them less inefficient and it doesnt replace your vehicles traditional brakes either. A regenerative braking system helps your car to slow down, but eventually youll need to press the brake pedal to get the vehicle to come to a complete or even sudden, stop for most americans transportation costs are the second largest expense after your house. If you were to get rid of your gasoline powered car and go electric, you can save an average of 770 a year on fuel cost savings alone. But you need to consider a few things like rising electricity costs and the cost of an electric vehicle itself.
Since most evs on the market have a higher purchase cost than combustion engine vehicles, youll be spending more now there are some federal and state incentives and programs that can help reduce the cost difference, im talking about tax credits and rebates, so you should check with the Federal state and local electric car tax credits are in general, theres. Less maintenance required for an ev evs have significantly fewer moving parts than gasoline part ones. They also need less maintenance. For example, this means no oil changes, timing belts, fuel filters or mufflers to replace. That said, you need to balance that out with other disadvantages, for instance, if you do need to replace or repair the ev battery, while the battery is the most expensive component of an ev. So you better hope the cause of damage allows you to be covered under the cars warrant.