Electric Cars: Are They Finally Cool?

Technology is changing our world for the better. One of the biggest advances of the last decade has been electric cars that can compete with traditional vehicles. Even though electric cars remain controversial, they still continue to grow in popularity. In fact, it is estimated that electric car use increased by 84 percent between 2012 and 2013.

One of the main reasons that electric cars are growing in popularity is because more people are trying to live a greener lifestyle. Electric cars are much better for the environment because they emit fewer greenhouse gases than a regular car. If the electric you charge them with is entirely from renewables, the cars won’t harm the environment at all!

Electric cars also help people save money. If you switch to an electric car, then you will no longer have to worry about buying gas. You will just need to charge your car’s battery for use. Your car battery can be charged in any place where there is an outlet. You’ll typically install one at home, but there’s often outlets in public places. It typically takes three to eight hours for an electric car battery to charge, but some places have fast charging stations that can charge a battery in a much quicker time.

Electric cars are best for people who make short commutes every day. A fully charged electric car can go between 60 and 90 miles. It is estimated that 70 percent of people in America drive less than 60 miles per day. For longer journeys a hire car could be used.

Electric cars do typically cost more than a regular car. However, it is important to remember that you will be saving a lot of money on fuel if you decide to switch to an electric car. You may also be eligible for a tax credit if you get an electric car. Some road tolls are waived for electric cars too. Furthermore, electric cars come in a variety of styles, so you are sure to find one that fits your preference.

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Published on: March 7, 2014

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5 Responses to Electric Cars: Are They Finally Cool?

  1. Jason Myers says:

    I had no clue how much you could save driving an electric car until I did my research, and ended up buying myself one when my old car was totaled. Best decision I ever made, and way better for the environment too.

  2. Allen Cairn says:

    I’d like to invest in an electric car because, like you’ve said here, they make more sense for shorter commutes. I’m just not sure which is the best model to go for. Any tips?

  3. Cameron Travers says:

    To answer your question, Allen, I think Toyota’s electrics and hybrids are your best bet.

  4. Edwin L. says:

    Imagine how much better the future would look if we all gave up our fuel-guzzling cars and started driving electric? Something to think about for sure.

  5. David Ackerman says:

    Don’t think electric cars are cool yet no, but people should buy them anyway.

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