Electric vehicles’ popularity increases progressively around the world; however, there are still many doubts about their advantages. Choosing electric mobility not only saves money but also takes care of the environment, since this type of mobility does not emit polluting gases, which is favourable for people’s health. Below, you will find the top 5 reasons why you should consider switching to an electric vehicle.
They are silent
As electric cars do not require a combustion engine to function, they do not produce noise or vibration, improving the travel experience significantly compared to conventional vehicles.
Since they do not use combustion during operation, electric cars do not emit greenhouse or polluting gases, which helps to take care of your health, your family and the environment.
Modern electric vehicles offer the same power as conventional vehicles and even have a faster response in acceleration. They are also able to take advantage of the kinetic energy produced during braking to charge the battery partially.
Since the electric motor has 90% less components than the combustion engine, electric vehicles are easier to maintain. They also present fewer problems like friction, temperature and wear, which are common problems in conventional cars.
An electric vehicle spends approximately 16 kWh (kilowatt/hour) to travel 100 kilometres while a conventional one needs about 6 litres of diesel fuel for the same route. According to average electric power prices in Lima*, 16 kWh cost 6.856 soles, while the average cost of diesel B5** is 19,02 soles. Comparing both prices for an annual consumption of 20,000 km, an electric vehicle spends 1371,2 soles, and the conventional one spends 3804 soles. This means 2432,8 soles could be saved per year.
*Price calculated for Enel Distribución’s Residential BT5B tariff on 4 September 2018 ―its cost is 0.4285 soles per kWh.
**Average price calculated for Lima on September 2018 ― its cost is 3.17 soles per litre.