The debate between Electric vehicles and gasoline-powered vehicles has been going on for years now. Whether EVs are better or gasoline-powered vehicles? Can EVs travel as far as conventional cars?
An electric car and a fuel-powered car might look the same from the outside, but from the inside, they are completely different. Not only is their make different but their functioning, maintenance, and technology they run on is also poles apart.
Let’s compare an electric car and a conventional car:
1. Cost Comparison
A conventional vehicle runs on gasoline which is burned internally to power the car. But for an electric vehicle, electricity can be produced from many sources. As per a study done in 2018 by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as gas-powered vehicles.
Electric Vehicles generally cost more than conventional cars, but with rapid advancement in the EV sector, the prices are bound to drop and get lower than gasoline powered cars.
2. Maintenance of an EV vs. gasoline vehicles Maintaining a car that runs on fossil fuels and gas can be difficult as with time the maintenance costs can keep on increasing due to numerous factors such as changing the oil, coolant, transmission etc. In comparison, EVs do not have an engine, so these costs can completely disappear.
Hence, the cost of maintaining an Electric Vehicle is a lot less if compared to a gasoline car. Conventional cars require a lot more routine checks than electric vehicles.
3. Are the range of EVs the same as fuel powered cars?
The range anxiety amongst the potential EV buyers is the most common and important concern. Most of the buyers are concerned about how far an electric car can travel. The anxiety range can now take the backseat as with the advancements and innovations in the EV sector, the newer EV models match the range of an average conventional car. Not only this, with time the performance and range will keep on improving only.
4. Are there enough EV charging stations as petrol pumps?
Many potential buyers back off from buying an EV due to the unestablished EV infrastructure. Countries all over the world have set up targets to establish a fully functioning EV infrastructure for emission free transportation. India too aims to become a 100% EV nation by the year 2030.
BluSmart has been the torchbearer of this initiative and has already set up India’s biggest electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Our hubs are currently operational at Kapashera, IGI Airport, Ansal Plaza, Spaze iTech Park, Wazirabad, and Vasant Square mall. These hubs are equipped with more than 200 (DC) fast chargers and more than 150 AC chargers. Our aim is to help quicken the adoption of EVs and that’s why we’re constructing more hubs in Dwarka and South Extension.
EVs are definitely the present and future of mobility. So, if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle, what better time than now? With the easy availability of incentives, an investment made in an EV can go a long way!