Electric cars, known for their eco-friendly features, are run using electric motors powered by electrochemical cells. As these cars use inbuilt battery packs, they are often called the Battery Electric Automobiles. Thus, they run on electricity, rather than on conventional sources of energy like petroleum and gas. These cars have become increasingly popular nowadays, when the whole world is dealing with serious global warming issues. Here are the most significant pros and cons of such electric cars.
• As they use a clean energy source, they do not add to the environmental pollution. No toxic emissions, fumes, or smoke is released into the air when the car is run.
• They are highly energy efficient and can save nearly three times more energy than any ordinary car. Build up does not occur at all when turning them on, thus preventing unnecessary loss of energy. Similarly, maximum amount of torque can be produced by them even at zero RPM.
• Charging the electric batteries is highly cost-efficient.
• They are light in weight, safe, and compact and hence very easy to drive.
• Electric energy required to run the car needs to be stored by charging the batteries well in advance. The heavy electric batteries and associated equipments are however not very user-friendly. It takes nearly twelve hours to charge the batteries completely.
• They have a very limited range, with their speed being lesser than cars running on conventional gas tanks.
• There is no way out if the car runs out of battery charge in the middle of your trip.