This Article is About
electric vehicle
zero emission vehicles
greenhouse gasses
drive shaft
electric cars
bank balance
moving parts
5 Reasons Why You Should Drive An Electric Vehicle
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Electric cars are no longer a dream. They are here today, and over the next few years there are due to be many more models and options available to the consumer. With fuel prices climbing ever higher, and the environmental impact traditional fossil fuel burning brings, you may be considering making the switch to an alternative. Here are 5 reasons you should drive an electric vehicle.

1. Cheaper:

They are much cheaper to run. Taking much less cash to 'fill up' than oil burning engines. You can charge them overnight from your domestic electricity supply, and depending on your utility company this can be reduced by taking advantage of off peak tariffs. Your motoring costs will be slashed.

2. Cleaner:

They are truly zero emission vehicles. No tailpipe, and no greenhouse gasses are produced. Plus they are quiet , all of which leads to a very low environmental impact.

3. Lower maintenance:

Electric motors are virtually maintenance free. There is no cooling system, and no oil system, plus no gearbox or clutch. Oil and coolant changes are a thing of the past. The only thing to look after are brakes and lyres.

4. Lasts Longer:

As well as being ultra reliable the motor will last a very long time. With less moving parts to worry about there is little that can go wrong. All there is in an electric motor is a coil and drive-shaft, as opposed to the hundreds of moving parts in a traditional combustion engine.

5. Local Incentives:

It is possible that your taxes will be lower, as many countries will give you tax breaks and other incentives for green motoring. In the UK whereas other cars have to pay road tax annually, the tax for electrically propelled vehicles is zero.

I am sure that these 5 reasons you should drive an electric vehicle have given you food or thought. These cars are becoming better and cheaper all the time. Not only will you be helping the environment you will be helping your bank balance too.

You can drive an electric vehicle for minimal cost. Did you know you can convert your existing car to electric? Find the most comprehensive,and easy to follow, electric car conversion plans, by reading our how to build an electric car guide at www.how-to-build-an-electric-car.blogspot.com/.


Street Talk

This is excellent. I hope I can get an electric car someday. Or at least a hybrid.

Reply
  about 9 years ago
You May Also Like
Drive An Electric Vehicle (EV) - 4 Reasons to Make the Switch
In this article I hope to show you why your next car should be powered by electric. Not hybrid, but pure electric. You are probably thinking no way right? Now however is a time when great strides are being made in battery technology, and also in the efficiency of electric…
By:  in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Feb 21, 2011  
2
  Likes: 7

Electric Vehicle (ev) - 5 Reasons to Switch to Electric
With fuel prices spiraling ever higher, and highly unlikely to ever come down you may be looking for alternative transport. An electric vehicle (EV) could be the answer. If you are still unsure, here are 5 reasons to switch to electric.
By:  in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Feb 14, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Building an Electric Vehicle With a Kit
If you are looking for a way to save money on your motoring expenses, then one option you may be considering is buying an electric car. The cost of pure electric cars is quite high however, but did you know almost any vehicle can be converted from conventional fuel to…
By:  in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Feb 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How You Can Drive An Electric Vehicle Without Changing Your Car
We are all looking for ways to reduce our cost of living. One of the ways we can do this is to switch our car to electric. However they can be expensive, but did you know you can drive an electric vehicle without changing your car? You can do this…
By:  in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Feb 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

The Main Reasons You Should Drive An Electric Vehicle - They're Not What You Think
For years we have been promised cheap practical electric cars. However they never quite seemed to materialize, that is until now. Apart from the obvious cost saving advantages, in this article I hope to highlight the main reasons you should drive an electric vehicle.
By:  in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Feb 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Low Emission Vehicles And the Way they Improve the Environment
A low emission vehicle (LEV) is a motor vehicle that emits less than 193 g/mile of CO2. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the pollutant that has the strongest impact on the environment. Other toxic substances that vehicles emit include sulfur, carbon monoxide (CM), nitrous oxide (NOX), and hydrocarbons (HC). Aside from…
By: Jordan Perch in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Nov 22, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Fun Cycling With An Electric Assist Bicycle
By-pass gas stations and traffic jams on your electric bicycle. You can ride around traffic jams and give gas stations the cold shoulder when you ride an electric power assist bicycle to work and then pedal home for exercise. To charge an electric assist bicycle cost about ten cents. That…
By: Scarlett Clark-Hayes in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 04, 2012  
6
  Likes: 1

Drive An Electric Vehicle (EV) - 4 Reasons to Make the Switch
In this article I hope to show you why your next car should be powered by electric. Not hybrid, but pure electric. You are probably thinking no way right? Now however is a time when great strides are being made in battery technology, and also in the efficiency of electric…
By:  in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Feb 21, 2011  
2
  Likes: 7

Run Your Car on Bio-diesel - 5 Reasons to Switch Today
With the cost of oil climbing ever higher and not likely to ever come down, you may be looking for a way to reduce your dependence on oil, and reduce our motoring costs. One of the options open to you is to run your car on bio-diesel, most modern vehicles…
By:  in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Feb 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Let’s Help Preserve The Planet With Solar Panels
Energy, renewable and efficient, are held to be two ways to reduce carbon emissions. Buildings are a significant emitter of greenhouse gasses and should be a great place to start the solar panel and wind harnessing process. Solar panel water heating can be used to provide up to 70% of…
By: steve27 in  Business  >  Industrial Mechanical   Jan 22, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Maintenance Tips To Avoid Costly Gas Station Repairs
Just like all other things, equipment at the gas station is bound to undergo wear and tear over time. However, in this particular case maintenance can prove to be extremely costly and time consuming. Often times a major fault can even disrupt operations, resulting in huge monetary losses. While, maintenance…
By: davidjack2 in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Mar 17, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Start Fuel Mileage Booster Fuelsaver
Increase your mileage per gallon using revolutionary technology and save 15-20% on your fuel costs. How does it work? How does it drastically reduce your fuel emissions? Why do you need booster dosage in your first fuel tank? How can one 11 litre container of engine cleaning lubricant and fuel…
By: John Steven Horvath in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Apr 25, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Buying That Perfect Used Car
Ok, so your ready to take the plunge, ready to search for your dream machine. It's probably never been easier to find the right car with the world economy how it is but whether it is your first car or you have decided it's time to change your current car…
By: People Helper in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Apr 24, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Maserati Ghibli is Luxury And Power Redefined
The Ghibli Diesel(with Car DVD) is the first diesel-powered car in Maserati’s history, with its 3.0 litre V6 engine producing 205kW and 600Nm. The new Ghibli shares parts of its core architecture, its chassis, its suspension architecture, the V6 engine and the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with the flagship limousine…
By: carolleung in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Sep 17, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

How Do I Choose the Best Dual - screen Car Dvd Players?
Dual-screen car DVD players are quite popular among those who drive often, especially when there are children in the car who might become bored during long trips. If you are considering this option for your vehicle, you should decide whether to get one that plugs in to the vehicle or…
By: charo in  Automotive  >  Hybrid Energy Efficient   Aug 06, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 4274    Report this Article