Electric cars are still relatively new in the automotive industry, but slowly gaining popularity due to its advantages. Automakers around the globe are hard at work developing cars that run on renewable energy rather than fossil fuels.
This is due to the fact that petroleum continues to become more expensive and less available. Additionally, switching to electric vehicles will benefit the environment as these vehicles are seen to be more environmentally-friendly alternatives.
As announced in Budget 2020, even the Singapore government is doing its part to promote the use of electric cars through a slew of attractive benefits. So, if you’re thinking of making the switch to an electric car, here are 5 facts you need to know.
Facts about electric cars for you to know:
They don’t drain the grid – Believe it or not, recharging an electric car uses approximately the same amount of energy per year as 4 plasma televisions
Optimal fuel-efficiency – Petrol-powered cars are roughly 20% fuel-efficient. Electric cars are 80% fuel-efficient.
They’re clean and green – Using fewer fossil fuels is inherently green. Using an electric vehicle results in a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to a gas-powered car. Do your part in helping the environment!
Keeping it on the down-low – Electric cars run on electrically powered engines and hence there is no need to lubricate the engines. Other expensive engine work is a thing of the past.
Therefore, the maintenance cost of these cars will go down as well. You don’t have to send it for servicing as often as normal petrol-powered cars.
Safe to drive – Electric cars undergo the same testing procedures as other fuel-powered cars. In case an accident occurs, one can expect airbags to open up and electricity supply to cut from the battery. This can prevent you and other passengers in the car from attaining serious injuries.
As you can see, electric vehicles do bring about many benefits to our everyday’s lives and the environment. However, if you are planning to get an electric car as your everyday car, you should also conduct more research about it.