1. No produce contaminación atmosférica:
An electric vehicle does not pollute because it does not need fuel. These vehicles work thanks to the conversion of electricity into energy. A point very much in favor if we take into account the big problems pollution is causing us these days.
For a vehicle to move about it must acquire energy from a source and, with the motor, transform it into cynetic energy. This causes the wheels to turn and the vehicle to move. The CO2 emissions depend on the type of energy consumed. Therefore we distinguish between conventional, hybrid, and electric vehicles.
A conventional vehicle uses the energy stored in a fossil fuel which is released through the combustion that takes place in the interior of a conventional combustion engine. These fossil fuels are primarily derived from petroleum: gasoline and diesel, or bio-fuel.
CO2 emissions are produced by fuel burning and are expulsed through the muffler. The amount emitted, if we bear in mind only the vehicle type -not the driving style- depends on the amount of energy needed to move it and the motor’s efficiency. The energy needed depends on the vehicle weight and its power. More power and more weight means more fuel consumption and greater CO2 emissions.
The main reason for petroleum consumption in the world today is human transportation, making it the source of CO2 that has grown the most.
What is most troubling is that 30% of the emissions coming from our vehicles are green house gasses.
Do you know what they are and the effect they have on the environment?
Green house gasses exist naturally in the atmosphere and regulate Earth’s temperature, but an increase of said gasses provokes harmful consequences. Of all the green house gasses that play a role in raising Earth’s temperature contributing to climate change, CO2 does so the most. This harmful gas comprises 80% of total emissions and its primary source is the burning of fossil fuels such as petroleum, gas and coal. Furthermore, green house gasses are “long term”, meaning they remain active in the atmosphere a long time.
2. Does not produce noise pollution
Pollution is not just atmospheric. Vehicles also make noise pollution. The electric vehicle is so silent that you can not tell if it is on. In an electric vehicle you can have a conversation without having to raise your voice, or listen to music at a regular volume.
3. Savings in Maintenance:
The motor maintenance cost generated by a diesel or gasoline powered vehicle is quite high. However, with an electric car, we save this money. This is because the electric motor is much more compact and reliable than the traditional motors. It is very unusual for an electric motor to fail. It has very few components. The traditional motor, however, has many things that can go wrong (the cooling system, lubrication, etc.) and render the engine disabled, leaving us on foot. Furthermore, hanging the engine on a traditional vehicle is expensive and generally not worth it.
4. More Space
Available space in an electric vehicle is superior to that found in a traditional one due to the absence of a gearbox and a smaller compact engine. Most of the space in an electric car is devoted to convenience. Thus we end up with a smaller vehicle, making it easier to find parking in the city while having much more interior space.
5. More efficiency
An electric vehicle is much more efficient than a traditional one. Its efficiency stands at about 90% while a traditional car is at 30%. In other words, An electric vehicle uses less energy to engage in the same effort.
Translated into money, we could say an electric car uses one Euro for every 100 km and a traditional one, 7 Euros for every 100 km. Imagine how much you could save with an electric vehicle.