Electric cars are increasingly gaining popularity in the global industry, both due to the technological innovation they represent and because of the environmental benefits they bring. Although these vehicles still entail a larger initial investment, drivers are no longer tied to gasoline prices and their day-to-day fluctuations. If you are on the verge of deciding to go either for the traditional or the electric option, we have compiled a number of pros and cons regarding electric vehicles.
Eco-friendly: Electric vehicles do not emit polluting gases and their production is usually more environmentally friendly.
A simple powertrain with less mechanical parts means less mechanical failures. Wear is mostly contained to tires and brake components.
Even under environmental contingency conditions, you will always be able to drive around the city. Electric cars are exempt of all circulation restrictions.
Driving is much more comfortable with lower noise levels, almost imperceptible vibrations and hardly any heat emissions.
A non-existent charging network: If you go on a roadtrip and you run out of gas, you will surely find a gas station at some point. That unless you are in the most remote place on Earth. Electric charging stations in Mexico, however, are practically non-existent outside large metropolitan areas.
Electric cars are more expensive than their combustion-engine counterparts, mainly due to the cost of their batteries, which generally have a productive life of seven years. This has been somewhat minimized by renting batteries instead of buying them with the car.
Although electric cars do not generate harmful emissions, their electric energy must come from somewhere. Without the implementation of clean energy generation technologies, the carbon footprint of electric cars can be equal to that of internal combustion engine vehicles.
What if it breaks down? Unlike traditional vehicles, you cannot take your new electric car to the workshop around the corner because most likely, the guy will have no idea how to repair it.
The data used in this article was sourced from Auto Nocion, Coche 1a.