Why YOU Should Drive an Electric Vehicle

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are eco-friendly vehicles that are powered by an electric motor instead of the common gasoline engine. EVs are propelled by an electric motor(s) that retrieves its energy from a controller that is powered by rechargeable battery packs. The controller is regulates the amount of power used, which is based on the driver’s use of the accelerator pedal.

Since the electric motor is powered by rechargeable battery packs, when the car stops at a traffic light, the engine begins to recharge itself by utilizing the kinetic energy being generated. The U.S Department of Energy stated that EVs convert 59-62% of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels while conventional gasoline vehicles only convert 17-21% of the energy stored in gasoline to power at the wheels; showing the EV to be highly energy efficient.

The use and efficiency of an electric motor has generated several benefits that should be greatly considered to promote the switch from the traditional gasoline vehicle to an Electric Vehicle.

>First and foremost, the greatest benefit of EVs is that they are environmentally friendly. Through the use of electrical batteries and engines, the amount of exhaust emission and pollutants released into the environment, is substantially diminished. There is a growing concern about the damage constantly done to our environment through the continuing burning of fossil fuels used for transportation; further, it is no secret that hydrocarbons emitted from gasoline powered vehicles is greatly to blame for current pollution. However, EVs consume the minimum amount of natural resources and discharge considerably less carbon dioxide into our atmosphere reducing pollution and waste.

>Another benefit of owning and operating an EV is the amount of money you spend on gas. Many are put off by the price of purchasing an EV however, due to their growing demand, there are EVs in every price range. Even if turns out you are spending more money upfront to purchase the vehicle, you Entergy  will be benefiting in the end when you get that money back on your constant savings at the gas pump (or shall we say, lack of visits to the gas pump). Most EVs allow to you drive around 600 miles before you need to refuel. Over time, the savings will begin drastically show.

>The need for less gas brings us to the next benefit of using an EV. Potentially the growing demand and use of EVs will cause a smaller demand for gas; the diminishing demand for gas will eventually reduce America’s dependency on expensive foreign oil. If America’s demand and dependency on foreign oil is lessened, oil and gas costs will potentially lower – vis-à-vis, lower gas prices. So not only will you be visiting the pump less, with the greater use of EVs, you’ll be paying less at the pump too.

>Finally, many EVs come with possible eligibility for a tax break. The amount a driver pays in road taxes is determined by the vehicles emission levels and because EVs discharge little to no exhaust emissions, the tax cost on an EV is considerably low or none. This tax break is enough to encourage more people to switch to green vehicles!

Not only are electric motors quiet, smooth, they provide stronger acceleration and require less maintenance and because of the use of an electric motor, the cost of use and transportation is lowered while also reducing the amount of the driver’s carbon footprint. EVs are being constantly enhanced and redesigned to be more environmentally friendly. In seeing the growing trend for Americans working to save our Planet through the use of EVs, many cities have begun to show their support by installing charging stations to promote EVs continued use!