The Benefits of Driving Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) are paving the way for an environmentally friendly mode of transportation supporting global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Unlike the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) that relies on petrol or diesel, EVs are powered by electricity which can be sourced from renewable energy.

Let us discover the benefits of driving an EV.

Smooth Driving Experience

When driving at slow speeds, EVs are quieter than ICE vehicles, greatly reducing noise pollution in busy cities and quiet countrysides. They do this by being able to achieve full torque immediately, delivering power to the wheels which provides a smooth and almost silent glide when taking off. Compared to an ICE where noisy RPMs are needed to get the vehicle moving. Newer EVs can even be equipped with a generative braking system which captures kinetic energy and recharges the vehicle’s battery on the go.

Lower Maintenance Costs

EVs also generally have lower operating costs compared to ICE vehicles as an electric motor has fewer moving parts to service. Requiring minimal lubricants to run meaning no oil changes, no checking of timing chains or timing belts reduces the frequency of them needing to be serviced.

Reduces Carbon Emissions for Greener Environment

Although producing batteries for EVs creates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, if you compare the daily use of an EV with an ICE vehicle, an EV is the more responsible choice. An EV’s CO2 deficit following production is offset relatively quickly as they don’t emit CO2 or any other gases when driving, although there are still emissions from electricity generation unless sourced entirely from renewables. As we progress on our EV journey, manufacturers are continuously working to improve on sustainability, targeting the supply chain, production, service life and recycling.

The information from this article was sourced from Fact Checking 10 claims about electric cars.
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